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v.i., fq. maranga.

    1. Rise, lift, lay exposed, come to the surface. Kua marangaranga ua te kiko o te taro ki runga. The tubers of the taro lay exposed; Kua marangaranga te aka o te anani ki runga i te ketuiaanga e te puaka. The pig rooting around had exposed the roots of the orange tree; Kua marangaranga te au atava o te rakau i te pupuianga mai te matangi. Branches lifted when the wind blew.
    2. Get excited, stimulated; aroused, worked up. Kua mutamuta te tangata i to ratou marangarangaanga i te tuatua ou tei tae mai. People chattered eagerly to each other in their excitement at the news; Te marangaranga ua nei matou no tana tuatua i akakite mai kia matou. We are thred at what he has told us. [maranga Rr.]

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