to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.
Other definitions for Shanghai (2 of 2)
Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a seaport and municipality in E China, near the mouth of the Chang Jiang.
a type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.
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How to use shanghai in a sentence
The shanghai exchange told Ant in a notice that changes in financial technology regulatory requirements and other “major issues” meant the company didn’t meet the requirements needed to list on its exchange.China’s markets welcome homegrown tech—but Ant’s suspended IPO is a reminder of the risks | Grady McGregor | November 7, 2020 | Fortune
The suspension was a shock to the financial world, especially for the retail investors in Hong Kong and shanghai who had swamped the exchanges with $3 trillion worth of bids for Ant’s shares.Jack Ma is the poster child of Chinese tech. Why is Beijing reining him in—again? | Naomi Xu Elegant | November 7, 2020 | Fortune
Chiang, who adopted the name Cecilia as a young woman, was born Sun Yun in 1920 in Wuxi, outside of shanghai, and was the 10th of 12 children.Cecilia Chiang, grand dame of Chinese cooking in America, dies at 100 | Tim Carman | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
Ant won regulatory approval for its shanghai listing on Wednesday, clearing the way for it to begin guaging investor demand for an IPO that could value the Hangzhou-based company at $280 billion or more.Investors in what could be world’s biggest IPO must commit amid U.S. election uncertainty | Claire Zillman, reporter | October 22, 2020 | Fortune
Several are mega-cities with more than 10 million people—shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Chengdu, to name a few—and beyond these giants, there’s a whopping 113 cities with more than a million people.A Ridiculously Huge New Solar Farm Just Came Online in China | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | October 9, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Usually, however, “Shanghaiing” is practised upon drunken sailors only.
The various methods of forcing a sailor to sea are called “Shanghaiing.”
I suppose youve done a bit of shanghaiing in your day, eh, Hennessy?Baseball Joe in the World Series | Lester Chadwick
It seems a fellow who was in prison down at Logan with Gates and Hegan helped them engineer my shanghaiing.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories | Albert Payson Terhune
In “Shanghaiing” a sober man, resort is had to false promises.
British Dictionary definitions for shanghai (1 of 2)
to kidnap (a man or seaman) for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship
to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc
Australian and NZ to shoot with a catapult
Australian and NZ a catapult
British Dictionary definitions for Shanghai (2 of 2)
a port in E China, capital of Shanghai municipality (traditionally in SE Jiangsu) near the estuary of the Yangtze: the largest city in China and one of the largest ports in the world; a major cultural and industrial centre, with many universities. Pop: 12 665 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Shanghai
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