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Definitions and Synonyms of zeugma | Another word for zeugma | What is zeugma?

Definition 1: use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where zeugma or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma

(zeugma is a kind of ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

(... is a kind of zeugma ) use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one

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