Figuratively - definition, pronunciation, transcription
...the figurative use of “allergy” to mean “a feeling of dislike”...
The word is sometimes used figuratively.
The literal meaning of “know your ropes” is “to know a lot about ropes,” while figuratively it means “to know a lot about how to do something.”
They have a taste - figuratively speaking - for excitement.
Many words can be used both literally and figuratively.
He's a sailor who knows his ropes, literally and figuratively.