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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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