The correct answer is kidnap.


A. kidnap
B. obscure
C. capture
D. curtail

The correct answer is (A) To kidnap (especially to work in a ship's crew); to drug or otherwise stupefy a sailor and transfer him to a ship to work as a sailor; to enroll or obtain the services of a seaman by force, liquor, drugs, or other unscrupulous means.

Shanghai comes from the city where the practice bearing that name was common during the 19th century.

Examples of use:

  • Many of the crew members had been shanghaied.
  • Seamen are shanghaied rarely today, it is believed.

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