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hamani, To foul deliberately, in team sports such as basketball.

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    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻole ʻo ia i ʻūpoʻi i ke kinipōpō; hoʻokuʻia ahuwale ʻē ʻia ʻo ia e ke kūpale. He didn't get a chance to dunk the ball; he was intentionally fouled by the defender.
    • Hoʻokuʻia ahuwale. To commit an intentional foul.
    • Hoʻokuʻia kīpaku. To commit a flagrant foul.
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Nā LepiliTags: sports basketball

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hamani, Checks and balances, as in government.

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    • Hoʻokumu ʻia ka hoʻokuʻia ma waena o nā māhele nui ʻekolu o ke aupuni pekelala o ʻAmelika i mea e makaʻala ai i ka hoʻokō ʻia o ka mana o kēlā me kēia māhele. The system of checks and balances between the three divisions of the federal government of the United States was set up so that the exercise of power among each division could be checked.

Nā LepiliTags: law

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