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v.i., fq. mataku. (Be in a state of) worry, anxiety, fear, apprehension, trepidation. Auraka koe e matakutaku i te aere i te aravei iaia. Don’t be afraid to go and see him; Kare aia i varea e te moe i te matakutakuanga i te ka tupu ki tona are i taua uriiaanga ra. He couldn’t get to sleep for worrying about what was going to happen to his house in the hurricane; E tangata matakutaku koe i te akakite i toou manako ki te tangata. You are too timid about telling people what you think; Auraka e matakutaku, ka meitaki ua aia. Don’t keep worrying, hell be quite safe. [mataku Rr.]

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