verb (used with object), shang·haied, shang·hai·ing. Nautical.
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Origin of shanghai
Examples from the Web for shanghaiing
In “Shanghaiing” a sober man, resort is had to false promises.
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
I suppose youve done a bit of shanghaiing in your day, eh, Hennessy?Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
The various methods of forcing a sailor to sea are called “Shanghaiing.”
Usually, however, “Shanghaiing” is practised upon drunken sailors only.