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manukāwhaki Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to deceive the enemy by feigning flight.

Ka mea ngā irāmutu o Kāwharu kia haere rātou, mā te tauā e whai i muri i a rātou, manukāwhakitia ana e rātou (Wh4 2004:108). / Kāwharu's nephews suggested that they go away and that the enemy war party would follow them, they would deceive the enemy by feigning flight and then counter attack.

See also manukāhaki

2. (noun) ambush.

Ka whakatika mai ngā kaipātari, e haere rā i te manukāwhaki (NM 1928:128). / Then the decoys rose up and the ambush was underway.

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