HyperDic: shanghai

English > 2 senses of the word Shanghai / shanghai:
NOUNlocationShanghaithe largest city of China
VERBcontactshanghai, impresstake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
Shanghai / shanghai > pronunciation
Soundsshae'nghhay'
Rhymeshigh ... hi / HI: 3 rhymes with hhay...
English > Shanghai: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world.
Instance ofcity, metropolis, urban centerA large and densely populated urban area
portA place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
Part ofChina, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC, CathayA communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia
SpanishShangai, Shanghai, Shanghái
CatalanShanghai, Xangai, Xanghai
English > shanghai: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
Synonymimpress
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderkidnap, nobble, abduct, snatchtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
Nounsshanghaiera kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship

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