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puru Play

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

Kī puru ana ngā wāhi katoa o te whare i te tini o ngā tāngata (KO 19/11/1886:3). / Every part of the house was crammed full with the huge number of people.
Kia tūpato koutou ki ō koutou whare he mea whakakikī puru ki te tangata, hore he putanga mō te hau haunga, hore he tomonga mō te hau ora e noho tawhio ana i waho o ō koutou whare (KO 16/3/1888:7). / You should be careful with your houses when they are crammed full of people and there is no outlet for the stale air, no inlet for fresh air which is located around the outside of your houses.

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

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