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(-ia, -ngia). Laugh at, laughter. Kua kata te tamariki ia Ta i tona ingaanga ki raro mei runga i te patikara. The children laughed at Ta when he fell off the bicycle; Kua tapu te tangata i ta ratou kata. People restrained their laughter; E apinga tika ai ta kotou kata inapo. You were laughing a lot last night; E tamaine kataia aia e te tangata me akatutu aia i te i mene. She always gets a good laugh from the people when she performs the gestures that accompany the song; Kua katangia e matou aia. We made fun of him. Kata aviri, ridicule, laugh sneeringly, mock-ery. Kua kata aviri te tamariki i te tamaiti kite kore. The children ridiculed the dunce. Kata tietie, snigger, snorting laugh. Kua tuatua kino ratou iaia e kua kata tietie. They said bad things about him and sniggered. Maeva kata, shout with (of) laughter. Kua maeva kata te tangata i roto i te are teata. The people in the cinema shouted with laughter. (See katakata1, kakata, takata(kata).) [Pn. *kata1.]

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