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(-ia, -a, -na). Shove, twitch, flick, knock, blow, away or off. Na te matangi i upeke i teia tua i te vaanga punu o te are., The wind blew off the sheets of galvanised iron on this side of the house (roof); Kua upekea tona pare e te matangi i tona tuanga. When he stood up the wind twitched his hat off; Kua upekeia te pona o te vaine ki runga e te matangi. The women’s skirts were whipped up by the wind; E tamata koe i te upeke i tona tupe ki vao. Try and knock his disk away; Kua riri aia i toku upekeanga iaia ki vao i te ua. He was angry when I shoved him out in the rain.

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