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v.i. Bent, curved, crooked; a bend etc. Kua mingi te mata i taku auri titia. The point of my harpoon is bent; Kua mingi tona mokotua i te amoanga i nga kaui meika. His back was bent over as he humped the two bunches of bananas; I te mingianga te uira i tona patikara, kua tatara aia e kua akatika. When the wheel of his bike was buckled, he took it off and straightened it out; Kua akatika aia i te koe takiri ki runga i te ai no te mingi. He straightened the bamboo rod on the fire because it was crooked; E akaaere marie koe i te motoka me tae ki te mingi i te mataara. Slow the car down when you get to the bend in the road. (See mingimingi, mimingi; akamingi(mingi), amingi-(mingi), (aka-)komingi(mingi), omingi-(mingi), tamingi(mingi).) [Pn. *mi„i.]

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