Shanghai Shang`hai", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shanghaied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shanghaiing}.] To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition. [Written also {shanghae}.] [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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