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hūkere

1. (verb) to be steep, precipitous, sheer.

Ka tae ki Whangārei kātahi ka tino nui rawa te hau, hūkere ana te ngaru, me te pōuri anō o te rangi, tē kitea ngā wāhi tūmū me ngā wāhi kōhatu (TH 2/7/1860:2). / When they reached Whangārei then the wind was extremely strong, the waves were sheer and the sky was so dark that the outcrops and the rocky places could not be seen.

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Synonyms: kaha, kānihinihi, kaninihi, tāhekeheke, ninihi, tūparipari, taparere

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