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uaki

1. (verb) (-na) to launch, push endwise.

Kātahi ka huri tōna tuarā ki raro, ka hōkari tōna waewae ora ki te whenua, hei uaki haere i tōna tinana (HTK 25/2/1893:5). / Then he turned onto his back and stretched out his healthy leg onto the ground and pushed his body along.

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2. (verb) (-na) to push (a sliding door), open, shut.

Ka tapoko ia ki te tāone nui, ka tū ki te tatau o tētahi whare nui, ka uaki te kaitiaki tatau ki a ia (KO 15/1/1884:16). / He entered the city and when he stood at the door of a mansion the doorkeeper opened the door for him.

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Synonyms: peipei, kopiti, kati, kopi, tūtaki, tūtakitaki, kokopi, katikati, tūtataki, whakakopiti, panapana, kore, torohaki, tōpana ue, ue, tute, pana, kōpana, pei, poare, hīrikore, are, pōaha, marake, raha, tūraha, tawhera, puakaha, pūaha, tuwhera, māhorahora, matata, matatea, tīwhera, areare, kohera, tuhera, wātea, whakaareare, whakapuare, whewhera, mawhera, koraha, mārakerake, kohea, ango, puare, tīwara, tūmatanui, pawhera, hemahema, whakatuwhera, whakatuhera, huaki


3. (verb) (-na) to put forward, propose, put (e.g. a motion, petition, etc.).

Nā Kāpene Keretana i uaki te mōtini whakamihi mō ngā kupu a te Kāwana (TP 1/6/1900:11). / Captain Keretana put the motion to thank the Governor for his speech.

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Synonyms: whakaaranga, makamaka, whoatu, whiu, waiho, hoatu, maka, whiuwhiu

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