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metaphor

US [ˈmetəˌfɔr]
UK [ˈmetəfə(r)]
  • n.隐喻;暗喻
  • Web比喻;譬喻;比喻说话
Plural Form:metaphors  
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暗喻;隐喻a word or phrase used to describe sb/sth else, in a way that is different from its normal use, in order to show that the two things have the same qualities and to make the description more powerful, for exampleShe has a heart of stone ; the use of such words and phrases
a game of football used as a metaphor for the competitive struggle of life
用来喻指生活中的激烈斗争的一场足球比赛
the writer's striking use of metaphor
这位作家对于隐喻的独到运用

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