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kauraka

1. (negative) do not, don't, should not, had better not - for negative commands. Variation of kaua.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 67; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-41;)

Kauraka e pēnā atu mō te maruahiahi ngā mahi e meatia ana mō te ata (KO 15/9/1884:7). / Do not defer till the evening what should be done in the morning (a whakataukī about procrastinating).

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See also kaua

Synonyms: kauaka, kaua, kia, auaka, auraka

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