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    1. v.t. (-ia, ki kaia), v.i. Drag, draw (over the ground or surface of something), strike (a match), skid. Na te tamariki i kika i te vaka ki roto i te tai. The children dragged the canoe into the sea; Kua kika ua te vaka ki uta. The canoe just grated ashore; nga oroenua kika arote, team of plough horses; Kua ki kaia aia ki roto i te are. He was dragged into the house; E kika koe i te mati. W you strike the match; Kua kika aia i te rakau ki runga i te tuatua akakite ma te tatau. He ran the stick along (the print of) the notice as he read it; Kua kika aia i tana peni, no te mea, kua tano te numero. He put a tick, because the sum was correct; Kua kika te uira o te patikara i toku tapuanga. The bicycle wheel skidded as I pulled up.
    2. n. Traces. Kua kave mai a Mana i te kika o te arote. Mana has brought the traces for the plough. (See kikakika.)

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