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English noun: Shanghai

1. Shanghai (location) the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center

Part meronymCathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China

English verb: shanghai

1. shanghai (contact) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

SamplesThe men were shanghaied after being drugged.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

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