Shanghaiing
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shanghai — I. –verb (t) /ˈʃæŋhaɪ / (say shanghuy), /ʃæŋˈhaɪ / (say shang huy) (shanghaied, shanghaiing) 1. Nautical to obtain (someone) as a crew member of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force, drugs, or fraud. 2. Colloquial to involve someone in an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shanghae — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shanghaied — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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