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pēhi

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to press down, oppress, repress, suppress.

Pēhia ai te tahā ki raro i te wai kia kore ai e uru he hamuti ki roto (TTT 1/12/1929:1935). / The calabash was pushed down into the water so that excrement would not enter.

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2. (verb) to cover, incubate, sit on (as a hen, etc.), hatch.


3. (noun) ballast - for a canoe or ship.

See also pēhanga

Synonyms: tao waka, pēhanga kōhatu

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