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- n. The use of a word from one word class or part of speech as if it were from another. Typically, and for example, the use of a noun as if it were a verb.
Based on Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti) + μέρος (meros). (Wiktionary)
I believe the practice of substituting one form of speech for another is called anthimeria.
msurman: @anthimeria @hecker 1997 or 2008 version of Young Team.