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1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia) to desire, hanker after, long for, yearn for, crave for, addicted.

Kei te wara au ki te wai, hei whakamākūkū i taku korokoro (PK 2008:1057). / I need water to wet my throat.


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


2. (verb) to make an indistinct sound, murmur, rustle, swish.

Whakarongo ki te tai e wara haere (G 1853:331). / Listen to the sea swishing.


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