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1. vt. To strangle, choke, suffocate, stifle, throttle, smother, suppress; to repress, as desire. E ʻumi i ka waimaka, hold back the tears. (PPN komi, PCP kumi.)

2. num. Ten, tenth (num. from 11 to 19 are listed below). (PPN kumi.)

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hamani To pressure, in basketball. ʻUmi nui ʻia ʻo Karl Malone e ʻekolu mea kūpale i nā minuke hope loa o ka hoʻokūkū. Karl Malone usually gets pressured by three defenders in the last few minutes of the game. Dic., ext. mng.

Nā LepiliTags: sports basketball

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Caverns, Mauna Loa qd.; peak, Wai-piʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. Land section, Ka-haku-loa qd., Maui. These places are probably named for the sixteenth-century chief of Hawaiʻi. Street and former land section, Ka-lihi Kai, Honolulu. Lit., strangle. (The name is probably derived from the strangling of a victim used as a human sacrifice at the heiau Hāuna-pō which stood in the vicinity of the present street; TM.)

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