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Definition of "shanghai" [shang•hai]

  • To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him. (verb-transitive)
  • To induce or compel (someone) to do something, especially by fraud or force: We were shanghaied into buying worthless securities. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shanghai" in a sentence
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