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(-a, -ia), fq. kave.

    1. Carry about. Te aere mai nei te tamaiti kavekave pepa. Here comes the boy who delivers the letters; Kua kavekaveia e te tamariki te auri ti tia. The children carried the harpoon about; Auraka e kavekave aere i te matipi. Don’t carry the knife around. Kavekave rakau, relay race (baton-carrying). E kavekave rakau te oro te ka aru mai i teia. The next race after this w be a relay.
    2. Summon up (strength), fight for (breath). Kua kavekave aia i tona maroiroi e kua tae meitaki aia ki te pae one. He summoned up all his strength and reached the beach safely; Kua kavekave aia i tona ao. He fought for breath. [kave1 RR.]

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