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(-ia).

    1. Make something low(er), to humiliate. Kua taakaakaia te noo-anga o te patikara kia taea e au te takai-anga. The bicycle seat was lowered so I could reach the pedals.
    2. Bow down before (ki mua i) sbdy, abase oneself, show respect and deference. Kua taaka-aka aia ki mua i te aroaro o te ariki. He bowed down before the king; Kua aere taakaaka aia ki mua i te mataiapo. He came humbly and respectfully before the chief; E tamaiti taakaaka aia ki mua i tona metua. He treats his father with deference.

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