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ararau

(-a, -ia), intens. arau., Grab hold of, grip, handle, take. Kua ararau aere aia ki runga i te au ngangaere i tona patereanga ki raro mei runga i te take o te maunga. He grabbed hold of the tufts of grass as he slipped down from the top of the mountain; Kua tamata rai aia i te ararau mai ki runga iaku i tona inga-anga, inara kare i mou. He tried to grab on to me as he fell, but he couldn