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whakatikatika

1. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-ina,-ngia,-ria) to straighten, set out, stand up, arise, correct, solve, prepare.

He take tēnei hei mahi māna, arā, ki te whakatikatika i ngā kōrero parau a te tangata (TTR 1996:187). / For him this was a duty, that is to correct people's erroneous accounts.

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Synonyms: tīeke, riro, whakaute, takataka, whakareri, whakatau, whakatakatū, takatū, whakatakataka, whakatika, pātā, whakapai, whakataka, rāwekeweke, tītakataka, raweke, rahurahu


2. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-ina) to prepare.

Kua tae atu te rongo ki a Whare-tīpeti mō te ope taua, ā, e hoki mai ana ki te whakatikatika i mua i te huakanga o te pakanga a Maoa (NIT 1995:285). / News about the war party had reached Whare-tīpeti and he was returning before the Maoa's attack to prepare for it.

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3. (noun) solution, correction, preparation.

Ko ētahi o ēnei e pā ana ki ngā whakamārama kāore i oti i a Tā Āpirana: ko ētahi he whakatikatika noa iho i ngā wāhi i hapa i te kaipatopato (M 2007:viii). / Some of these relate to the explanations not completed by Sir Āpirana: others are just corrections in the places where the typist made errors.

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Synonyms: whakatakatū, whakatakataka, whakatika, whakapai, whakareri, whakatakanga

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