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whakakati Play

1. (verb) (-a) to stop, prevent, close.

Ko ngā kupu a Wī Piahana rāua ko Hēnare Piahana me whakakati marire ngā whare hoko waipiro katoa o Tauranga (KO 15/8/1884:4). / The statements of Wī Piahana and Hēnare Piahana were that all the places selling alcohol should be shut down completely.


2. (noun) ban, stoppage.

Nā te kāwanatanga katoa ēnei whakakati (TTR 1990:5). / These bans were all by the government.


Synonyms: whakatapu, rāhui, tūrāhui


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