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A small, crudely built building; a shanty.
intr.v. shacked, shack·ing, shacksIdiom:
To live or dwell: farm hands shacking in bunkhouses.
shack up Slang
1. To live together and have sexual relations without being married.
2. To live, room, or stay at a place: I'm shacking up with my cousin till I find a place of my own.
[Probably back-formation from dialectal (chiefly southern United States) shackly, rickety, perhaps from English dialectal shackle, to litter, disorder, frequentative of shake.]
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1. (Architecture) a roughly built hut
2. (Architecture) South African temporary accommodation put together by squatters
See shack up
[C19: perhaps from dialect shackly ramshackle, from dialect shack to shake]
dialect Midland English to evade (work or responsibility)
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1. a rough cabin; shanty.v.i.
2. shack up, Slang.
a. to live together as sexual partners without being legally married.
b. to take up residence; dwell.
[1875–80, Amer.; compare earlier shackly rickety, probably akin to ramshackle]
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|Noun||1.||shack - small crude shelter used as a dwelling|
mudhif - a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
|Verb||1.||shack - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"|
rusticate - live in the country and lead a rustic life
|2.||shack - move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly; "John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
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noun hut, cabin, shanty, lean-to, dump (informal), hovel, shiel (Scot.), shieling (Scot.) a nice shack in shanty town
shack up with someone move in with, go to live with, share a house with, live together with It turned out she had shacked up with a lawyer in New York.
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chatrčžít na hromádce
gyventi susidėjusgyventi susimetus
shack[ʃæk] N → choza f, jacal m (CAm, Mex)
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a roughly-built hut. a wooden shack. hut كوخ، خُص колиба cabana chatrč die Baracke skur καλύβαchoza hurtsik كلبه hökkeli cabane בִּיקתָה कुटी, झोंपड़ी, कुटीर koliba, daščara kunyhó gubuk kofaskrifli, skúr capanna 小屋 오두막집 lūšna būda teratak hutskur, bu chałupa كوډله، جونګړه، كنډر: وډ، انګاره، خوزاره: ددرمند پاتي شونې cabana cabană; colibă лачуга chatrč, búda koliba koliba koja, hydda กระท่อม kulübe, baraka 簡陋小屋，棚屋 халупа, хижка جھگی، کھوکھا lán, lều 简陋小屋，窝棚verb
shack up to live together (with someone) as sexual partners without being married. saamwoon съжителствам без брак juntar os trapos همخانه شدن pistää hynttyyt yhteen לַגור יָחָד बिना विवाह किए (स्त्री पुरुष) साथ-साथ रहना živjeti nevjenčano, stupiti u izvanbračnu zajednicu 동거하다 tinggal serumah hokken هم اطاق živeti nevenčano อาศัยอยู่ร่วมกับ 未婚同居 співмешкати بغیر شادی کے ساتھ رہنا sống với nhau 未婚而同居
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