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adjective metaphorical pronunciation in American English /ˌmetəˈfɔrɪk(ə)l/
  1. a metaphorical word, phrase, image, etc. is intended to represent or emphasize particular aspects of something else

    Everyone breathed a metaphorical sigh of relief.

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 metaphorical pronunciation in American English /ˌmetəˈfɔrɪkli/ adverb

The company has to be prepared, metaphorically speaking, to leap into the dark.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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