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v.i. Start up suddenly (from sleep or shock). Kia itirere ake aia, te tu ua mai nei teia apinga poiri. When he suddenly jumped up, there was this dark object just standing there; I tona itirere-anga ake mei roto i tana moe, kua kite aia e kua koropiniia aia e te akava. When he woke up with a start out of his sleep, he saw that he was surrounded by police; Kua itirere aia i te korapaanga te uira. He jumped when the lightning flashed. [iti, rere.]

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