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    1. (Come) loose, detached, free (not tied), undone, clear away (from pursuers). Kua matara te oroenua i te ngai i tapekaia ai. The horse had got loose from where it had been tethered; E tatara koe i tena taura kia matara. Undo that rope so that it w come off; Kua matara te taura i te pona oou. The threads are fraying on your shirt; Kua matara te toe o teia au tini. The bottoms are coming out of these tins; Kua oro te puakatoro i te mataraanga te taura. The cow bolted when the rope slipped off; TE manamanata nei au, inara ka matara au a te ora a. Im busy now, but Ill be free at four; Kare te tare e matara meitaki me mare aia. The phlegm doesn’t come away properly when he coughs; Ko toku ia toto teia, tei akamaringiia no te tangata e manganui, kia matara te ara (Matt. 26.28). This is my blood, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins; No te mare i kore ei toku reo e matara meitaki. My voice won’t come out properly because of my cold; I to ratou taemoemoanga ko Tau tei matara ia ratou ki mua. When they raced, it was Tau who opened up a clear lead.
    2. Unravelled, solved (of a mystery or riddle). Me matara ia koe taku piri, if you can solve my riddle. [Pn. *ma-tala.]

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