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verb, ditransitive, passive (with to Be or to Get).

to be swindled, cheated, lied to, robbed, stolen from, duped, conned, deceived.

to be defrauded.

to jack a fool
My brother asked me to come over and I ended up babysitting his kids while he and his wife went out dancing. I got shanghaied into babysitting on a Saturday night!

Everytime they invite me to dinner, I get shanghaied into cooking everything myself!

I knew I had to shanghai him, in order to have this invaluable and priceless treasure.
by CaliforniaN-English January 21, 2011
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