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Zeugma - Glossary of Terms


Zeugma is the use of a word, usually a verb, that acts on two or more other words with a different sense for each one.


Tommy lost his wallet and his temper.
The skeptic opened the door and his mind.
The addict kicked the habit and then the bucket.

Interactive example:
Laura and Rev. Jones were the only ones singing. [show me the abbreviation]
Associated pages:
Overview of abbreviations
Using AD, BC, BCE and CE
Full stops (periods) in contractions
Forming the plurals of abbreviations
Using full stops (periods) in abbreviations

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