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(-ia, motua).

    1. Sever, break (e.g. a cord, wire, ribbon). Kua momotuia te niuniu tauraki kakau. The clothes line had been broken; Kua riri aia kiaku i toku momotuanga i te niuniu i tana kita. He was angry with me for breaking his guitar string.
    2. Break (a promise). Naau i momotu i ta taua koreromotu. You have broken our agreement.
    3. Massage. Kua momotu te taunga i toku mokotua. The healer massaged my back. [motu rR.]

      Related to momotu