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doc Definition of zeugma
    English to English
  • use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one
  • `Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.
  • source: Webster 1913
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