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be shacked up with (someone)

1. To be living or sharing accommodations with someone while having a casual sexual relationship with him or her. I haven't seen my sister in weeks. I hear she's been shacked up with some guy from Oklahoma these days. I was shacked up for a while with a woman I met downtown, but I've been on my own for the last couple of months.
2. To temporarily share accommodations with someone. A: "Do you have a place to stay while you're in town for the wedding?" B: "Yeah, I'm shacked up with my brother and his fiancée for the weekend."
See also: shack, up

shotgun shack

(chiefly Southern United States slang) A one-story house in which each room is in a straight alignment with the others, connected by a continuous hallway running from the front to the back of the residence. When our whole family goes to stay in my grandmother's shotgun shack in New Orleans, it always feels like we're all right on top of one another.
See also: shack, shotgun

shacked up

1. Living or sharing accommodations with someone while having a (usually casual) sexual relationship with them. I haven't seen my sister in weeks. I hear she's shacked up with some guy from Oklahoma these days. I was shacked up for a while with a woman I met downtown, but I've been on my own for the last couple of months.
2. Temporarily sharing accommodations with someone. A: "Do you have a place to stay while you're in town for the wedding?" B: "Yeah, I'm shacked up with my brother and his fiancée for the weekend."
See also: shack, up

shack up (with someone)

1. To live with someone or stay at someone's house temporarily. We've been shacking up at my brother's place while our house is being renovated. Do you mind if I shack up with you for a while? My wife and I are going through a bit of a rough patch.
2. To be in a sexual relationship with someone; to live or reside with someone in a sexual relationship. A: "I haven't seen Beth in a while." B: "She's been shacking up with some hot-shot lawyer she started dating a few weeks ago." My parents still disapprove of us shacking up together before we're married; they're a little old-fashioned that way.
See also: shack, up

shack up (with someone)

Inf. to sleep or live with someone temporarily in a sexual relationship. They shacked up for over a year until her parents found out and stopped sending her money.
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shack up

1. Sleep together or live in sexual intimacy without being married. For example, They had been dating for two months and then decided to shack up. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
2. Stay or reside with, as in I'm shacking up with my cousin till I find a place of my own. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
See also: shack, up

shack up

v. Slang
1. To live, room, or stay at some place: She's shacking up at her cousin's house until she finds a place of her own.
2. To sleep together or live in sexual intimacy with someone without being married: There's a rumor that the professor is shacking up with one of his colleagues. Do you know if they are shacking up together?
See also: shack, up

shack up (with someone)

1. in. to have a one-night stand with someone; to copulate [with] someone. He only wanted to shack up with me.
2. in. to move in with someone temporarily, presumably for sexual purposes. They shacked up for over a year until her parents found out and stopped sending her money.
See also: shack, someone, up

shack up

verb
See also: shack, up

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.
See also: shack, up
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John lived for a number of years with the Shacks and was very close to Sybil who was single and lived with her parents and later on with her mother.
Tiptoeing to the back of the shack where he was hidden from the street, he reached under the shack to retrieve a soup can that kept his money safe from the old man.
The shacks built from license plates have been torn down, but many homes still sport the funky originality that would seem out of place in the cookie-cutter housing tracts of mainstream Simi Valley.
Six sharecropper shacks are lined UP near the plantation's original cotton gin, seed houses, and other outbuildings.
For many years, poverty has driven peasants to the cities, where they build shacks in slums known as favelas.
Add that to the high density of office workers and tourists, and you have a home run as a retailer," said Consolo, noting that the area has so much traffic that there are two Radio Shacks within two blocks on Avenue of the Americas.
Tim says they would like to eventually open 10 to 20 more Shacks in selected markets, such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
In homes, restaurants and roadside shacks that French-speakers call "baraques a frites" and Dutch-speakers refer to as "frietkoten".
Inhabited or abandoned, these rural shacks suggest the stories of the individuals who lived in them.