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Related to shack up: shack up with someone
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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slang (usually foll by: with) to live or take up residence, esp with a mistress or lover
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|Verb||1.||shack up - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple|
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
miscegenate - marry or cohabit with a person of another race
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