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Zeugma

Zeugma Meaning & Definition
Zeugma Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Zeugma?

[n] 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"

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See Also | figure | figure of speech | image | syllepsis | trope

Zeugma In Webster's Dictionary

\Zeug"ma\, n. [L., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, join. See {Yoke}.] (Gram.) 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.

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