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kōtiri

1. (verb) (-a,-hia) to replant kūmara - to replace those that had failed.

Nā te tauraki mātou i kotiri kūmara ai i tētahi wāhi o tā mātou māra. / Because of the drought we had to replant kūmara in one part of our garden.

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2. (verb) to come one by one, go one by one, one at a time.

Ka kotiri te haere a ngā tamariki ki te heke iho i te retireti. / The children went one by one down the slide.

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3. (modifier) one by one, one at a time.

Ka kohikohia ngā kōwhatu ririki e ia, ka whakatakahia kotirihia ki te wai. / She collected the small stones and dropped them one by one into the water.

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4. (noun) meteor, shooting star.

Ko ngā ingoa atu mō te kōtiritiri ko te matakōkiri, te tūmatakōkiri, te kōtiri, arā atu (Te Ara 2011). / Meteors, or shooting stars, are called kōtiritiri, matakōkiri, tūmatakōkiri and kōtiri.

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