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(-a, -ia). Chew (continually), fq. ngau. Kua takoto te puakatoro ki raro e kua ngaungau i tana kai. The cow lay down and chewed the cud; Kua ngaungaua taau kai? Did you chew up your food properly?; Kua pakapakakina te ivi i te ngaungauaiaanga e te puakaoa. The dog crunched up the bones. [ngau RR.]

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