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tīhau

1. (verb) (-tia) to tweet, twitter.

Kua hanga riri te poari i te mea ko te take e tika ana kia noho matatapu, kua tīhautia ki te tī, ki te tā (HJ 2015:233). / The board is a little angry because the matter should rightly be confidential, but it has been tweeted all over the place.

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2. (noun) twittering, tweeting, chirping.

Kurupākara ana tērā te māra a Tāne i te pekī, i te tīhau a ngā manu (HM 1/1998:1). / The garden of Tāne is noisy with the chirping and twittering of the birds.

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3. (noun) tweet - a short text message sent on Twitter.

E hiahia ana Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori kia muia ngā pae pāpāho pāpori e te tīhau, me te karere reo Māori mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori mā te whakamahi i te tohumarau #tekupu (TTW 18/7/2014). / The Māori Language Commission wishes social media to be swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Māori Language Week using the hashtag #tekupu.

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