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v.i. Come open or ajar (of door, window), part (of curtains), become partly detached or dislodged. Kua maeu te pa i te matangi. The wind blew the door open; Kua maeu te pa iaia i te vai ki te koropa. He forced the door open with a crowbar; I te maeuanga te arai pa, kua kite atu au i te rima tangata i te tarevaanga mai. As the curtains parted I saw a man’s hand beck-oning; Kua maeu te punu i to matou are i te araraanga mai te matangi na te tokerau. The corrugated iron roofing on our house lifted when the wind gusted from the north; Kua maeu te tamarumaru o te uri tomati. The mulch came off the (bed of) young tomato plants; Kua maeu te tapoki o te pani. The lid has slipped off the pan; Kua maeu te pare o te akava. The policeman’s helmet came off. [ma-, eu.]

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