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Definition of shanghai verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shanghai

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈʃæŋhaɪ//
 
shanghai somebody (into doing something) (old-fashioned) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shanghai
 
he / she / it shanghais
 
past simple shanghaied
 
-ing form shanghaiing
 
 
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to trick or force someone into doing something that they do not really want to do
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