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takahi

1. (verb) (-a) to trample, tramp, stamp, tread, abuse, disregard.

Taro ake ka haku a ia i takahia te mana o tōna iwi o Moeraki (TTR 1990:351). / After a time he complained that the rights of his people of Moeraki had been disregarded.

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See also takahanga

Synonyms: maukino, kangakanga, whakamania, whakakino, whakamanioro, tunuhuruhuru, takahanga, tūkino, whakakinokino, takakino


2. (verb) (-a) to disobey, defy, contravene, breach, violate, ravish (a woman).

Ki te mau mātau e takahi ana i tēnei ture a rātau, ka whiua mātau ki te kirikau, ki te pirita rānei, mamae rawa (HP 1991:32). / If we were caught disobeying this rule of theirs we were punished with the strap or a supplejack cane and it really hurt.

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3. (verb) (-a) to travel.

I ngā wā o te waikanaetanga ka takahia e Te Rauparaha te nuku o te whenua ki te toro i ngā iwi e rata mai ana ki a Ngāti Toa (TTR 1990:297). / In times of peace Te Rauparaha travelled widely to visit the tribes who were friendly to Ngāti Toa.

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4. (verb) (-a) to place the foot on anything (to hold it).

Ko te wahine tēnā nāna i takahi te kauahi (W 1971:367). / That is the woman who held down the bottom firestick with her foot.

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