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Definition of zeugma noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

zeugma

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈzuɡmə//
 
[countable, uncountable] (technology)
 
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the use of a word which must be understood in two different ways at the same time in order to make sense, for example “The bread was baking, and so was I.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: zeugma