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v.i. Rip, (be) torn;

  1. tear. Kua ngaae toku pona i to maua putotoanga. My shirt got torn when the two of us were tugging it; Kua mataku aia i te puapii i te ngaaeanga te mapu iaia. He felt apprehensive about the teacher when he tore the map; Kare au e inangaro i tena nutipepa ngaae. I don’t want that torn newspaper; Apaina mai te piripou oou kia tuia te ngaae. Fetch your trousers here to have the rip sewn up; Kua aao ngaae aia i tona kakau ki te apii. He went to school wearing torn clothes. [nga-, ae1, Np. *„a-sae.]

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