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2 entries found for shanghai.
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Main Entry: shang·hai
Pronunciation: shaeng-primarystresshimacr
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): shang·haied; shang·hai·ing
Etymology: from Shanghai, a major seaport in China; so called because this method was formerly sometimes used to get sailors for ships sailing to eastern Asia
1 : to put aboard a ship by force often with the help of liquor or a drug
2 : to put by threat or force into or as if into a place of detention

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