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pōrewharewha

1. (verb) to be stupefied, dazed, stunned, mad, insane, crazy.

I whakaaro tonu a ia tērā a ia e pōrewharewha i ngā tamariki (Ng 1993:264). / She really thought that the children would drive her crazy.

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2. (modifier) stupid, senseless, dim-witted, idiotic, insane, crazy, mad.

Ki te kupu a te Pākehā, kua puta a Ngāti Porou ki waho i tōna anga, kei te tirotiro ki te ao hou, ki te ao huirangi, ki te ao pōrewharewha (TTT 1/10/1930:2157). / In the saying of the Pākehā, Ngāti Porou has come out of its shell and is looking at the new world, the unsettled and crazy world.

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Synonyms: pōrewarewa, haurangi, pōrangi

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