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Definition 1: the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world - [noun denoting location]

(shanghai is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(shanghai is an instance of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is part of shanghai) a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world

Definition 2: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship - [verb of contact]

Samples where shanghai or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men were shanghaied after being drugged

Synonyms for shanghai in the sense of this definition

(shanghai is a kind of ...) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

(shanghai belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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