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Catachresis - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Catachresis' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Catachresis [ n.]
- A figure by which one word is wrongly put for another, or by which a word is wrested from its true signification; as, "To take arms against a sea of troubles". Shak. "Her voice was but the shadow of a sound." Young.