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pohapoha Play

1. (modifier) absolutely, utterly, extremely, very, crammed, stuffed  - an intensifier that follows meaning full.

E reka ai te kōrero i te āhua o tērā iwi me āta waiho mārire mō tētahi pō marangai, kia kī pohapoha te whare i te tāngata (TP 1/10/1900:8). / The interesting stories about the nature of that tribe are best left for a wet night when the house is full of people.

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

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