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1. (modifier) utterly, totally, completely, absolutely - an intensifier that follows words describing abandonment and loss, e.g. whakarererere and mahue.

He urupā waka tōna rite - waiho moruka ana ngā motukā tawhito ki reira hei kai mā te waikura (HJ 2015:137). / It's like a graveyard for vehicles - old cars are utterly abandoned at that place to be eaten by rust.

Synonyms: ehara ehara, , anō, te mutunga (kē) mai (nei) o te ..., mārika, tahi, mōrukaruka, mārire, pohapoha, puru, piropiro, hāwerewere, rukaruka, mārie

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