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    1. Break, shatter, split, crack(ed). Kua ngaa te io maramarama i te putaanga i te toka. The glass in the window shattered when the stone broke it; Kua motumotu aia i te io i te ngaaanga te moina. He received several cuts from the glass when the bottle broke; Kare e tangata e oko i tena mereki ngaa. No one w buy that cracked plate; Kare au i manako e ka ngaa ia koe te katu o te reira tangata. I don’t think youll get any change out of him. (b). Burst out, pour out, overflow (of liquids). Kua ngaa mai te vai mei roto mai i te mato. The water burst out from inside the rock; I te ngaaanga te vai na roto i te one tomati, kua akatae matou i te vai ki raro i te ara kauvai. When the stream overflowed into the tomato plot, we led the water down into the drainage channel.
    2. Discharge (of menses). Kua ngaa tona riu. Her period has started.
    3. Erupt (of teeth). Kua ngaa te nio o te pepe. The baby’s teeth are through.
    4. Germinate, sprout (of seeds). Kua ngaa taku ua kapati. My cabbage seeds have germinated; E ua tomati ngaa meitaki ta kotou. Your tomato seeds have sprouted nicely.
    5. Open (of flower, shop, lock). Kua ngaa te puera o te mamau. The kapok flowers are out; Kua tomotomo te aronga oko-oko ki roto i te ngaaanga te toa. The customers went in when the shop opened; Ka ngaa iaku tena roka me pana au ki te niuniu. I can open that lock if I spring it with a piece of wire.
    6. Issue freely (of the voice). I piri ana tona reo, kua ngaa ra. He’d lost his voice, but it’s come back.
    7. Split up into smaller amounts (of a changed banknote or coin). Ka ngaa ia koe teia paunu pepa? Can you change this pound-note?; I te ngaaanga tana moni pepa, kua oronga aia e ono pene na tona teina. When he’d changed his note he gave his young brother sixpence.
    8. n. A crack, split, fissure. E akaki koe i te ngaa o te vaka ki te peni kia kore e tuturu akaou. F in the cracks in the canoe with paint so it won’t leak any more; Kua uuna au i te matipi maata ki roto i te ngaa o te mato. I’ve hidden the bush-knife in a chink in the rock. [nga-, a6.]

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