Definition of shanghai verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shanghai

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shanghai
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ//
 
he / she / it shanghais
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪz//
 
past simple shanghaied
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪd//
 
past participle shanghaied
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪd//
 
-ing form shanghaiing
BrE BrE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæŋˈhaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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shanghai somebody (into doing something) (old-fashioned, informal) to trick or force somebody into doing something that they do not really want to do
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shanghai