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petipeti Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-tia) to bet, gamble, have a flutter, punt, wager.

Anā te hē ko te haere ki ngā reihi hōiho petipeti ai, haurangi ai (TP 9/1903:4). / But the fault is in going to horse races to gamble and get drunk.

2. (loan) (noun) bet, wager, gambling.

Te tino kupu aua reta he whakaatu nā Maea nā ngā mahi petipeti ia i mate ai (HKW 6/1899 suppl:1). / What those letters do is to show that Maea came to grief from his gambling.

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