Using false means or coercion to achieve a desired outcome from an individual.
Shanghaiing refers to the practice of conscripting men as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence. Those engaged in this form of kidnapping were known as crimps..
My girl told me we were going watch the game up at Woody's bar, but we ended up at Pottery Barn... she really shanghai'd my ass!
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