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Utaake-laya

\Oota-kay-Laya\
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Hyderabadi and also maybe Bihari / other states term for bringing something from another place. Often the transaction has some disconnect to it, often illegal.

Could be some
1. Pilfered property like a car hubcap
2. Stolen cycle
3. Lifted bride or groom

Usage

Afzal: Tillu, thoo cycil kaha se utake laya, Bay?
(Afzal to Tillu: where did you steal this cycle from?)

Haldiram Singh: Girls side agree nehi kare, so apan usku gaaon se Utake laye
(Girls side did not agree to marraige so we lifted the bride from her village).

Same scenario also happens where young eligible young men are also lifted to marry females by force. Gunpoint provides motivation to boy.

Added 2011-07-20 by Impolitika