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korekore

1. (verb) to be nil, nothing, not a thing.

Ka kārangaranga haere tonu tō mātau māmā, korekore ana (HP 1991:19). / Our mother continued calling, but there was nothing.

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Synonyms: korekore ana (nei), pākorehā, aha, kore noa iho, kore, karekau, kāore kau


2. (noun) sterile, depression, time of scarcity, vacuum.

I taua wā kei te kaha te ngau o te korekore, ā, ko tā rāua mahi nei ko tana wahine he whāngai i ngā tāngata paoe mau tueke (TTR 2000:35). / At that time the depression was at its worst and he and his wife fed many ‘swaggies’.

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