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(-a, -ia).

    1. Suck, suck in, suck up, absorb. Kua ngote te punua puaka i te u o tona mama. The piglet sucked its mother’s teat; E ngote i te vai ki vao i te taramu na roto i te kiri. Suck the water out of the drum through the tube; Kua apuapu te pepe i tona ngoteanga i tana moina u. The baby sucked voraciously at her bottle of milk; Kua ngote aia i te avaava e kua pupui i te auai. He drew on the cigarette and puffed out the smoke; Ka ngote te rakau i te mau na roto i to ratou aka. Plants w absorb moisture through their roots.
    2. Evaporate (usu. in passive). Kua ngotea te vai e te ra. The sun evaporated the water; Auraka e akatuera ua i te moina inika, ka ngotea e te matangi. Don’t leave the bottle of ink open, the air w dry it up. [Ta. *„ote.]

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