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pākēkē Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to creak, crackle.

Pākēkē ana ōku turi kaumātua (PK 2008:570). / My old knees are creaking.

2. (verb) (-tia) to grate, scrape.

Kua pākēkētia ngā rīwai (W 1971:252). /

3. (noun) flax clappers.

He ōrite te tōkere ki te pākōkō, ki te pākēkē (Wh3 2003:167). / Castanets are like wooden and flax clappers.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 167;)

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