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(-a, -ia).

    1. Prop up, support, brace (syn. toko). E turu ki te rakau kia kore e inga. Prop it up with a pole so that it won’t fall over; Turua tena pu meika. Prop up that banana tree; E toka turu tena i te pa kia kore e maeu i te matangi. That stone is to steady the door to prevent the wind blowing it open; Te turu nei au i toou manako. I support your idea (decision).
    2. n. Prop, supporting par or pole. Ko tetai turu o te are tei ati, penei kua pe rai. One of the pars of the house broke, I think perhaps it was rotten already. [Pn. *tulu2.]

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