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hōkaka Play

1. (verb) to desire, want, wish for, yearn for, aspire to, fancy, hanker after.

Ko te mea ia i tino hōkaka ai ia, ka haere ia ki a Te Whatuiāpiti, hei hoa mōna (TWM 25/6/1864:3). / What she earnestly desired was to go to Te Whatuiāpiti to be his wife.


Synonyms: tameme, wawata, warawara, wara, konau, muri aroha, ingo, kōnohi, āwhitu, ohia, murimuri aroha, ingoingo


2. (noun) desire, wish, want, hope, aspiration, attraction (sexual).


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