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English definition of “shanghai”

shanghai

verb [T]     /ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ/ informal
to force someone to do something or go somewhere : The two groups were shanghaied into signing the agreement , despite their objections . The homeless are being shanghaied off the streets in some cities .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of shanghai verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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