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rere Play

1. (verb) (-a) to fly, flow, flee, leap, escape, go into action (any gliding movement), rush, run, race, descend.

I te mea ka tae mai te ahi ki reira, kātahi te tangata nei ka rere ki roto i te taika wai rāua ko tētahi atu tangata, ka whakamākūtia hoki he paraikete mō rāua (TPH 10/1/1906). / When the fire reached that place then this man and another one fled into the tank of water and they doused blankets with water.


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2. (verb) (-a) to sail.

Kātahi ka haere ngā tāngata ki te moe, ka ora hoki te ngākau i te kohu kua mahea, e mahara ana ka rere pai tēnā tō rātou kaipuke ki te kāinga (TWMNT 10/3/1874:63). / Then the people went to sleep relieved that the fog had cleared and knowing that their ship could sail home.


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3. (verb) (-a) to descend, get down, slide into.

Nā, ka tae ia ki te wai, ka marere ōna kākahu, ka rere ki te wai (TP 1/1913:7). / Now, when she reached the water she took off her clothes and got into the water.


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4. (verb) (-a) to fly about.

Kaua e tahitahi maroketia te rūma o te tūroro, engari me tīehuehu ki te wai kia kore ai e rere te puehu (TTT 1/7/1922:11). / Do not sweep the invalid's room when it's dry, but you should splash it with water so that the dust will not fly about.


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5. (verb) to run out, let down (of a line).

Ka mounu anō ngā tāngata o runga i ngā waka rā i ā rātau matau; ka rere anō ngā aho ki te wai (JPS 1913:107). / The men on those canoes baited their fish hooks again and ran out the lines into the water again.


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6. (verb) rise or set (of stars, etc.).

I te mea ka mōhiotia ngō pō e puta ai a Whānui ka whakapaia ngā rua, ka rere a Whānui ka tīmata te hauhake i ngā kai (TWMNT 11/9/1872:110). / Because the nights when the star Vega appeared where known, the storage pits were prepared and when Vega rose the harvesting of the food began.


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7. (modifier) quickly, hurriedly, suddenly, completely, well and truly - used an adverb (i.e. to modify a verb) to indicate immediacy or to intensify.

Whiua reretia atu ana te pōro ki te paihau, kotahi atu ki te kokonga (HJ 2015:121). / The ball was passed quickly to the wing who headed straight for the corner.


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8. (noun) flight.

Pēnā tonu te rere a te kererū i te wā e mau ana tēnā kākano, ā, tata noa ki te horonga o tērā kākano, o te whanake (JPS 1895:132). / The flight of the New Zealand pigeon is like that during the time that the fruit lasts and until just before the seeds of the cabbage tree falls.


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9. (noun) attack, charge, rush.

Mehemea e kapi ana a waho o te ngutu, kōkiritia tonutia ki waenganui tonu o te matua, engari kia inaki tonu te rere o ngā toa hāpai rākau ki mua (JPS 1919:86). / If outside the entrance is closely guarded, attack right at the middle of the army, but rush as a tightly packed group of warriors with weapons raised in front.


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10. (noun) waterfall.

Ka kite ia i te rere, he nui te tiketike. Ka oho tōna mauri, e kore ia e eke ki runga (JPS 1905:200). / He found a waterfall, which was very high. He was startled, for he thought he would not be able to ascend it.


rere Play

1. (interjection) heavens, heck - exclamation expressing surprise, etc. (Waikato dialect).

Ka kī atu a Pōtatau, "Rere, kua tō te rā." (Wh4 2004:10). / Pōtatau said, "Heck, the sun has set."


manawa rere Play

1. (adjective) be impulsive, hasty, impetuous, headstrong.

Ko te mate o Hīnawa, he manawa rere. Totoko ake ana te whakaaro i a ia, whāia tonutia ake, kāore he tirotiro, he tawhitawhi (HJ 2017:68). / The problem with Hīnawa is that she's impulsive. As soon as an idea occurs to her, she pursues it without consideration or hesitation.


2. (modifier) impulsive, hasty, impetuous, headstrong.

Kātahi a Tūhaere ka whakahē i te Kīngitanga, arā, he kaupapa manawa rere, kore kiko hoki (TTR 1990:365). / Tūhaere criticised the King movement as being an impulsive plan without substance.


ine rere Play

1. (noun) speedometer.


mauri rere Play

1. (stative) be panic-stricken.

Ka mauri rere te wahine i te pōhēhē ko tāna tamāhine i mate i te aituā. / The woman was panic-stricken because she thought her daughter had died in the accident.


2. (modifier) panic-stricken.

Ka rongo te iwi mauri rere rā e pakū tonu ana ngā pū, whetē ana ngā karu tētahi ki tētahi, kāore i mōhio me oma rānei, me aha rānei (PK 2008:444). / When the panic-stricken tribe heard the guns going off continuously, they stared wide-eyed at one another, not knowing whether to run or what to do.


tunga rere Play

1. (noun) huhu beetle, Prionoplus reticularis - Aotearoa/New Zealand's largest beetle. Found in forests.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 27;)

See also pepe te muimui


mate rere Play

1. (noun) contagious disease - a disease transmitted by contact.

He mate rere te rewharewha. E rere ana te rewharewha o te tāne ki tana wahine; o te tamaiti ki tōna hoa; o tētahi o te whānau ki ētahi (TTT 73:649). / Influenza is a contagious disease. It moves from a man to his wife; from a child to her friend; from a family member to others.


rere tārewa Play

1. (verb) to rush headlong.

Ka rere tārewa anō a Whakatau ki runga i a Tupakihimi rāua ko Paparakewa, tīhorea mai ana ngā matū o ngā tuarā (JPS 1895:169). / Whakatau rushed headlong on to Tupakihimi and Paparakewa, and tore the fat off their backs.


2. (noun) rush.

Nō ngā tau i muri mai ka hoki ngā mahara o tana mātāmua, o Frank, ki ngā rere tārewa whakaekeke mō te kōura, nā reira raka i kume a Eruera rātau ko tōna whānau ki Te Tai Poutini (TTR 1994:21). / In later years his eldest son, Frank, recalled the goldrushes which took Edward and his family to the West Coast.


rere tipua Play

1. (noun) pyroclastic flow.

Ko te rere tipua o te tahepuia, koirā te pahū ake o te tokarewa, ka hū ake he maramara toka, he pungarehu, he haurehu, he toka nui hoki (RP 2009:380). / The pyroclastic flow of lava is the eruption of magma and the ejection of pieces of rock, ash, gas and large rocks.


rere whārōrō Play

1. (verb) to rush eagerly.

Nā tātou, nā ngā Pākehā ngā hē, rere whārōrō tonu te Māori ki runga— - tē āta kimi mārire koe i te tika, i te hē (TWMNT 31/1/1872:37). / The mistakes are by us, the Pākehā, and the Māori rush eagerly into them without carefully discriminating between right and wrong.


katiaho rere Play

1. (noun) by-the-wind sailer, Velella velella - similar to Portuguese man-of-war, but smaller. Has an oblong membranous raft, set with a diagonal sail, and a mass of blue polyps crowded on the under side.


epa rere Play

1. (noun) fast bowl (sport).


one-rere Play

1. (noun) free draining soil.


rere o te toto Play

1. (noun) blood circulation, blood pressure, flow of blood.

He pai te kiri o te māhuri hei kati i te rere o te toto (Te Ara 2013). / The bark of the young tree was used to stop wounds bleeding.


pūtahi Play

1. (verb) (-ngia) to join, meet.

Ka tono a Te Rangimōwaho ki a Ngāti Koura, i runga i te kaupapa kia pūtahi rātau ki te pakanga ki te hoariri (TTR 1990:237). / Te Rangimōwaho made a request to Ngāti Koura that they join to fight the enemy.

See also waero pūtahi


2. (noun) confluence, intersection.


3. (noun) meeting place, centre.

Ko tōna pūtahi i te awa o Tauranga (M 2005:134). / Its meeting place was the Tauranga river.


4. (noun) long clouds, stratus - cloud forming a continuous horizontal grey sheet.

Ātaahua ana ngā pūtahi i ngā kaokao o te pae maunga (PK 2008:727). / The stratus clouds on the flanks of the mountain range are quite beautiful.


5. (noun) centre of the star-like pattern for mū tōrere.


Ngāi Tai Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group in the area around Tōrere and also at Clevedon near Auckland.

E kī ana a Te Tūtere, kei te whakaae a Ngāi Tai o Tōrere ki tā Hēnare Ruru, engari i kī a Te Wētini Taku o Ngāi Tai, i titoa te waiata nei e taua wahine ki Tōrere (M 2006:108). / Te Tūtere said that Ngāi Tai of Tōrere agrees with Hēnare Ruru, but Te Wētini Taku of Ngāi Tai claims that this song was composed by that woman at Tōrere.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


mōrukaruka

1. (modifier) utterly, totally, completely, absolutely - an intensifier that follows words describing abandonment and loss, e.g. whakarererere and mahue.

Ka mutu te kitea o te kōura i aua tāone kari kōura, ka mahue mōrukaruka, he 'tāone kēhua' te otinga atu (HJ 2015:137). / When gold ceased to be found in those gold prospecting towns, they were completely abandoned, ghost towns being the result.


Synonyms: ehara ehara, , anō, moruka, te mutunga (kē) mai (nei) o te ..., mārika, tahi, mārire, pohapoha, puru, piropiro, hāwerewere, rukaruka, mārie


moruka

1. (modifier) utterly, totally, completely, absolutely - an intensifier that follows words describing abandonment and loss, e.g. whakarererere and mahue.

He urupā waka tōna rite - waiho moruka ana ngā motukā tawhito ki reira hei kai mā te waikura (HJ 2015:137). / It's like a graveyard for vehicles - old cars are utterly abandoned at that place to be eaten by rust.


Synonyms: ehara ehara, , anō, te mutunga (kē) mai (nei) o te ..., mārika, tahi, mōrukaruka, mārire, pohapoha, puru, piropiro, hāwerewere, rukaruka, mārie


maurirere Play

1. (verb) to panic - sometimes written as two words, i.e. mauri rere.

Nō te putanga o te rongo kua takoto he kaupapa ki te haere ki Rāwene, ka maurirere ngā tāngata whai; whakatahi ana te tokomaha ki Kohukohu (TTR 1994:186). / When the news emerged that there was a plan to go to Rāwene, the settlers panicked; many withdrew to Kohukohu.


2. (modifier) panic-stricken.

Ka rongo te iwi mauri rere rā e pakū ana ngā pū, whetē ana ngā karu tētahi ki tētahi, kāore i mōhio me oma rānei, me aha rānei (PK 2008:444). / When that panic-stricken tribe heard the guns going off, they looked wide-eyed at each other, not knowing whether to flee, or what to do.


3. (noun) panic.

Ko te tohe ake nei a te kaunihera wawao, nā tana maurirere i pērā ai ia, ehara kē i te mea i te hiahia ia kia whara i a ia te patunga rā (TTR 2000:224). / The argument of the defence counsel was that he had panicked and had not intended to harm the victim.

See also mauri rere


Tuhi, Wiremu Pātara Te Play

1. (personal name) (?-1910) Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta; leader, warrior and editor of the Kīngitanga Māori newspaper He Hokioi e Rere Atu Nā. Secretary and adviser to Tāwhiao, the second Māori King.


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