shanghai Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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shanghaiverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ/ informal
to ​force someone to do something or go ​somewhere: The two ​groups were shanghaied intosigning the ​agreement, ​despitetheirobjections. The ​homeless are being shanghaied off the ​streets in some ​cities.

shanghainoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ/ /ˈʃæŋ.haɪ/ Australian English (UK catapult, US slingshot)
a Y-shaped ​stick or ​piece of ​metal with a ​piece of elastic (= ​material that ​stretches)attached to the ​topparts, used ​especially by ​children for ​shootingsmallstones
(Definition of shanghai from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shanghai”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫某人做某事或到某地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫某人做某事或到某地…
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