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pātai1, v.i. Subside (of the waves).

Kua pātai te ngaru i teianei, ka meitaki pa‘a āpōpō.
The sea has gone down, it could be better tomorrow;

I te pātai‘anga o te ngaru, kua ‘oe viviki rāua i te vaka ki uta nā raro i te avaava.
When the swell eased off a bit they paddled in fast through the channel.

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