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Shang·hai 1

 (shăng-hī′, shäng′-)
A city of eastern China at the mouth of the Yangtze River southeast of Nanjing. The largest city in the country, it was a treaty port following the Opium War (1839-1842). France, Great Britain, and the United States all held large concessions in the city until the early 1900s.

Shang·hai 2

 (shăng-hī′)
n.
See Cochin2.

[After Shanghai1.]

shang·hai

 (shăng-hī′, shăng′hī′)
tr.v. shang·haied, shang·hai·ing, shang·hais
1. To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him.
2. To induce or compel (someone) to do something, especially by fraud or force: We were shanghaied into buying worthless securities.

[After Shanghai1from the former custom of kidnapping sailors to man ships going to China.]

shang·hai′er n.

Shanghai

(ˈʃæŋˈhaɪ)
n
(Placename) a port in E China, capital of Shanghai municipality (traditionally in SE Jiangsu) near the estuary of the Yangtze: the largest city in China and one of the largest ports in the world; a major cultural and industrial centre, with many universities. Pop: 12 665 000 (2005 est)

shanghai

(ˈʃæŋhaɪ; ʃæŋˈhaɪ)
vb (tr) , -hais, -haiing or -haied
1. (Nautical Terms) to kidnap (a man or seaman) for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship
2. to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Austral and NZ to shoot with a catapult
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Austral and NZ a catapult
[C19: from the city of Shanghai; from the forceful methods formerly used to collect crews for voyages to the Orient]

shang•hai

(ˈʃæŋ haɪ, ʃæŋˈhaɪ)

v.t. -haied, -hai•ing.
to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force.
[1870–75, Amer.; after Shanghai]

Shang•hai

(ʃæŋˈhaɪ)

n.
a seaport and municipality in Jiangsu province, in E China, near the mouth of the Chang Jiang. 7,830,000 (municipality 13,560,000).

shanghai


Past participle: shanghaied
Gerund: shanghaiing

Imperative
shanghai
shanghai
Present
I shanghai
you shanghai
he/she/it shanghais
we shanghai
you shanghai
they shanghai
Preterite
I shanghaied
you shanghaied
he/she/it shanghaied
we shanghaied
you shanghaied
they shanghaied
Present Continuous
I am shanghaiing
you are shanghaiing
he/she/it is shanghaiing
we are shanghaiing
you are shanghaiing
they are shanghaiing
Present Perfect
I have shanghaied
you have shanghaied
he/she/it has shanghaied
we have shanghaied
you have shanghaied
they have shanghaied
Past Continuous
I was shanghaiing
you were shanghaiing
he/she/it was shanghaiing
we were shanghaiing
you were shanghaiing
they were shanghaiing
Past Perfect
I had shanghaied
you had shanghaied
he/she/it had shanghaied
we had shanghaied
you had shanghaied
they had shanghaied
Future
I will shanghai
you will shanghai
he/she/it will shanghai
we will shanghai
you will shanghai
they will shanghai
Future Perfect
I will have shanghaied
you will have shanghaied
he/she/it will have shanghaied
we will have shanghaied
you will have shanghaied
they will have shanghaied
Future Continuous
I will be shanghaiing
you will be shanghaiing
he/she/it will be shanghaiing
we will be shanghaiing
you will be shanghaiing
they will be shanghaiing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shanghaiing
you have been shanghaiing
he/she/it has been shanghaiing
we have been shanghaiing
you have been shanghaiing
they have been shanghaiing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shanghaiing
you will have been shanghaiing
he/she/it will have been shanghaiing
we will have been shanghaiing
you will have been shanghaiing
they will have been shanghaiing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shanghaiing
you had been shanghaiing
he/she/it had been shanghaiing
we had been shanghaiing
you had been shanghaiing
they had been shanghaiing
Conditional
I would shanghai
you would shanghai
he/she/it would shanghai
we would shanghai
you would shanghai
they would shanghai
Past Conditional
I would have shanghaied
you would have shanghaied
he/she/it would have shanghaied
we would have shanghaied
you would have shanghaied
they would have shanghaied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shanghai - the largest city of ChinaShanghai - the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Verb1.shanghai - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Translations
Schanghaischanghaien
شانگهای
shanghaijata
שאנגחאי
elrabolSanghaj
Shanghai
sjanghaja

Shanghai

[ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ] NShanghai m

shanghai

[ʃæŋˈhaɪ] VT to shanghai sb (Naut) (archaic) → narcotizar or emborrachar a algn y llevarle como marinero (fig) → secuestrar a algn

shanghai

vt (Naut) → schanghaien; to shanghai somebody into doing something (fig inf)jdn zwingen, etw zu tun