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poho Play

1. (noun) chest, bosom, seat of affections, stomach.

Tērā ngā wāhine hauaitu rawa i te hemokai e awhi kau ana i ā rātou tamariki kōiwi kau ki ō rātou poho; ko ētahi, ko ngā iwi me te kiri anake kāore he kiko (TWMNT 19/5/1874:137). / There were the women weak from hunger and hugging to their chests the corpses of their children; some were just skin and bone with no flesh.


poho tikoko Play

1. (noun) starvation, hunger.

He tangi atu ki ngā mano o Tiamana e ngaua noatia rā e te kōpeke, e te poho tikoko (KO 15/2/1883:4). / It's crying for the thousands of Germany being affected by the cold and starvation.


poho tārewa Play

1. (noun) suspense.

Ka piki haere te poho tārewa me te manawapā o te hunga mātakitaki, o te hunga pānui (RMR 2017). / The suspense and tension amongst the audience or readers increases.


poho kore Play

1. (verb) to be starved, starving, emaciated.

I riro katoa ngā kai, ngā aruhe, ngā taewa; nō konei ka poho kore noa iho ngā tāngata (W 1971:287). / All the food, the fern root and potatoes were taken; as a result the people were just starving.


2. (noun) starving person.

Ka tūpono rātou i te poho kore e noho ana i te ana. / They came upon a starving person living in the cave.


poho kererū Play

1. (verb) to be proud, full of pride, puffed up with pride - a figurative expression.

Ka tū ana te tamaiti ki te haka, ka poho kererū ana mātua. / When the child stood up to perform the haka, his parents were full of pride.


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