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cohabit with (someone or something)

1. Literally, to live with someone or something. This usage is often applied to different species of animals that are living together. It took some time, but our cat and dog are now able to cohabit with each other peacefully.
2. To live with a romantic partner whom one is not married to. My daughter is already cohabiting with her new boyfriend, and I am not thrilled about it.
3. euphemism To have sexual intercourse with one. I heard a rumor that you've been cohabiting with Steve—is it true?
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cohabit with someone

 
1. [for an unmarried person] to live with a person of the opposite sex. They were cohabiting with one another for several years.
2. Euph. to copulate with someone. She had been cohabiting with him, and she admitted it in court.
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This further analysis shows the percentage of each age group who have cohabited at least once:
However, an equally important reason for lower cohabitation rates among older couples is that those who may have cohabited when younger have subsequently married.
Couples who cohabited for 58 months before pregnancy had four times the rate of maternal preeclampsia, compared with those who cohabited at least a year, but that difference did not reach statistical significance.
The point estimates of cohabitation status become negative, though not significantly so, in both specifications (2a) and (2b), whereas years cohabited enters now with a positive coefficient of approximately the same magnitude as the coefficient to years married.
The finding in the panel analysis that the impact of years cohabited is approximately equal in magnitude to the impact of years married may also be attributed to those in long-term cohabiting relationships.
The older the student, the more likely the student reported having cohabited.
He then told us both his daughters had cohabited before their still-successful marriages and thought he was "nuts" to do this study.
In Lyddan,(19) the Second Circuit held that an individual who cohabited with his wife could not claim head-of -household status.
Furthermore, for couples who initially cohabited but subsequently got married, the risks of separation were 7 pc and 29 pc at the child's fifth and 16th birthdays, respectively.
By 1997 over 60% of couples getting married had previously cohabited (ABS 1998b).
She added: "The statistics show that the divorce rate is higher amongst couples that cohabited before marriage than with those who did not.