ngāngā

ngāngā, v.i. Gasp, (the sound of) choking for breath.

Kua ngāngā te ‘oro‘enua nō te piri roa i te kara.
The horse was choking because the collar was too tight;

Kua rongo au i te ngāngā a te puaka i te taomi‘ia‘anga te kakī ki te rākau.
I heard the pig gasping as the stick was pressed against its throat (a way of throttling pigs). [Pn. *„aa1.]

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