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hukihuki

/ huki.huki / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvt., To pull or draw frequently, or by many persons; to pull by jerks or continuously, as in the tug-of-war game; to gather, as taro; friction, dissension.

  • Examples:
    • Hele maila lākou ā hukihuki i ka wai (Puk. 2.16), they came to draw water.
  • References:
    • PPN futifuti.

2. nvi., To disagree, quarrel; disagreement; not cooperative, headstrong, obstinate.

  • Examples:
    • Pili hukihuki, a relationship with constant quarrels, as in a family.

3. nvi., Tug-of-war game; to play the game.

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hukihuki

/ HU-KI-HU-KI / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

v., Freq. of huki. To draw or pull frequently. Puk. 2:16. To draw out; to pull upwards; to brace against.

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hukihuki

/ hū'-kĭ-hū'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., An ancient game like the modern "tug of war."

2. n., A method of fishing where one end or corner of the net is carried by the hand and the other by the great toe.

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hukihuki

/ hū'-kĭ-hū'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Freq. of huki, to pull.]

1. v., To draw or pull frequently.

2. v., To pull by jerks.

3. v., To play the game of hukihuki.

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