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ngākau whiwhita Play

1. (verb) to be eager, all fired up, zealous, passionate, keen, ardent, fanatical.

Ka ngākau whiwhita te mahi a te whānau ki te hanga whare karakia hou (Ng 1993:540). / The family were keen to build a new church.

Synonyms: ngākau whakapuke, whiwhita, ringa tōhau nui, ngākaunui, ngangahau, whitawhita

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