Associations to the word «Shanghai»

Wiktionary

SHANGHAI, verb. (transitive) To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.
SHANGHAI, verb. (transitive) To abduct or coerce.
SHANGHAI, verb. (transitive) To commandeer; appropriate; hijack
SHANGHAI, noun. (AU) (NZ) A slingshot.
SHANGHAI, proper noun. (geography) A major port city in eastern China.
SHANGHAI, proper noun. (geography) The provincial-level municipality between Jiangsu and Zhejiang in eastern China comprising Shanghai proper and its suburbs.
SHANGHAI, noun. A type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.

Dictionary definition

SHANGHAI, noun. The largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world.
SHANGHAI, verb. Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged".

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