1. (modifier) utterly, totally, completely, absolutely - an intensifier that follows words describing abandonment and loss, e.g. whakarere, rere and mahue.
Tuturu tonu te kī kotahi rau o ngā tāngata o Ngāti Tūwharetoa kua whakarere rukaruka i te kai tupeka, ahakoa tō rātou hōhonutanga ki taua kai i mua ai (TWMNT 21/9/1875:214). / The account is confirmed that one hundred members of Ngāti Tūwharetoa have totally abandoned the use of tobacco, although previously wedded to smoking.