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    1. Firmly lodged, caught on something, jammed, stuck tight. Kua keta taku manu ki runga i te pu rakau. My kite has got caught on a tree; Kua keta taku vaevae ki roto i te va toka. My foot was stuck in a crack in the rock; Kua keta te ngutupa. The door is jammed.
    2. Stubborn, firmly set on something, tenacious. Kua keta roa aia ki te pona oko maata. She is set on (having) the dear dress; Auraka koe e keta mai ki teia apinga meangiti. Don’t be stubborn over a little thing like this; Kua keta rai aia ki tana tika. He st kept to his word. (See ketaketa, taketa(keta).) [Ta. *keta.]

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