verb (used with object), shang·haied, shang·hai·ing. Nautical.
Origin of shanghai
Examples from the Web for shanghai
In July, Nike announced it was naming one of its new buildings after her in Shanghai.Tennis Star Li Na Says Goodbye to the Court…and Puts the Sport’s Rise in Asia in Question|Nicholas McCarvel|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or the flier who jumped from the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and slammed into an air conditioning unit on a roof.
It is lo-fi and imperfect, but cheap and “significantly better than nothing,” as one adopter in Shanghai said.
The filmmakers travel to Shanghai, where locals are left confused by pictures of the dish.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken|Marlow Stern|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wenzhou, a wealthy coastal city around 230 miles south of Shanghai in Zhejiang province, has around seven million residents.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in China's 'Jerusalem'|The Telegraph|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only by so doing would the construction of Shanghai as a deep harbor be worth while.The International Development of China|Sun Yat-sen
Now the intention was to "shanghai" me (that is, steal my advance money), my landlord supposing that I was a greenhorn.The Story of a Strange Career|Anonymous
Shanghai and Zikawei form the center of the Vicariate of Kiang-nan.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
"This is going to turn out like the Shanghai expedition," remarked Costecalde, smiling.Tartarin of Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
"Maybe mah Shanghai rooster won't be glad t' git on terra cotta again," spoke Washington.Through Space to Mars|Roy Rockwood
verb -hais, -haiing or -haied (tr)
Word Origin for shanghai
"to drug a man unconscious and ship him as a sailor," 1854, American English, from the practice of kidnapping to fill the crews of ships making extended voyages, such as to the Chinese seaport of Shanghai.
Chinese seaport, literally "by the sea," from Shang "on, above" + hai "sea." In 19c., a long-legged breed of hens, supposed to have come from there; hence U.S. slang senses relating to long, tall persons or things.