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rarawe Play

1. (verb) to clasp tightly, clutch, hold onto, retain, preserve.

I akiaki anō ia kia rarawe ki te ahurea Māori me te tuakiri ake o te Māori (Te Ara 2016). / He also encouraged the preservation of Māori culture and Māori identity.


2. (verb) to be abundant, plentiful.

Kei te rarawe ngā kai o te rua (W 1971:333). / There is plenty of food in the storage pit.


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


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