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makuru

1. (verb) to be abundant, fruitful.

E tūmanako ana ahau kia makuru ngā hua pai o ā koutou mahi (TP 1/2/1901:15). / I want the good fruits of your work to be abundant.

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Synonyms: ngāhorohoro, mahamaha, maha, ngahoro, ngerongero, hua, humi, hāwere, rarawe, rari, pukahu, nui, hira, ranea, huhua


2. (adjective) be abundant, fruitful.

He makuru ake ngā paukena i tipu noa iho ki te pū wairākau i ērā i āta whakatipuria ki te māra (HJ 2015:185). / The pumpkins that grew of their own accord in the compost heap were more abundant than those that were raised in the garden.

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3. (noun) abundance, profusion, fruitfulness.

Auina ake i te tau tuatahi nui atu te makuru o te kūmara (TP 4/1912:5). / Later in the first year the abundance of the kūmara was greater.

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Synonyms: kaipukahu, harahara, maruru, ngahue, maha, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhua, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, rahinga, ranea, tōnuitanga

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