figuratively
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (not literally)
a. en sentido figurado
Figuratively speaking, his words were like a slap in the face.Hablando en sentido figurado, sus palabras fueron como una cachetada.
b. figuradamente
The demolition crew destroyed the charity, both literally and figuratively.El equipo de demolición derrumbó la organización benéfica, literal y figuradamente.
2. (art)
a. figurativamente
The sculptor stopped making abstract objects and started sculpting more figuratively.El escultor dejó de hacer objetos abstractos y empezó a esculpir figurativamente.
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figuratively
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. en sentido figurado
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
figuratively [ˈfɪɡərətɪvlɪ]
adverb
figuradamente; en sentido figurado
he was speaking figuratively hablaba en sentido figurado; you should understand this figuratively hay que entender esto en sentido figurado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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