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Noun: zeugma  zoog-mu
  1. Use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect
    "'Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma"

Derived forms: zeugmas

Type of: figure, figure of speech, image, trope

Encyclopedia: Zeugma, Dacia