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(-a, -ia). Stamp, tread on, trample, take a step, set foot or propel or kick (with sole of the foot), pedal. Kua takai aia i te taua e kua rerureru i te kaingakai. He stamped on the floor and thumped the table; Kua takai aia i toku vaevae. He trod on my foot; Kua takai koe i te ture. You have ridden roughshod over the law; Kua takaia aia e te oroenua. He was trampled on (or kicked) by the horse; E takai mai ki mua e rua taime. Take two paces forward; E takai koe kia kitea te roa i te ngai paporoanga. Pace out the cricket pitch to get the length; Ka opuia aia me takai mai ki runga i teia enua. Hell be arrested if he sets foot in this country; Kua ariki rekareka ratou iaku i toku takaianga ki to ratou oire. They gave me a most friendly welcome when I arrived (set foot in) their vage; E takai marie i te auri me tae ki te pauanga o te kakau. Pedal the sewing machine gently when you come to the join in the material. Takai patikara, a bicycle ride or race. Tei iaia te re i te takai patikara. He won the cycle race. [Pn. *takafi.]

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