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figuratively

adverb uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ər.ə.tɪv.li/  us   /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv-/
in a way that uses words and phrases with a more imaginative meaning than usual: Figuratively speaking, it was a blow right between the eyes (= it was a bad shock).
Translations of “figuratively”
in Chinese (Traditional) (詞或短語)比喻地…
in Chinese (Simplified) (词或短语)比喻地…
(Definition of figuratively from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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