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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 sex with someone. I heard a rumor that you've been cohabiting with Steve—is it true?
See also: cohabit
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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.
See also: cohabit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"While married couple families remain the most common, cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type as people increasingly choose to live together before, or without, getting married.
foliata cohabit with females for longer than required for a single copulation, in the present study we aim to assess the impact of males cohabiting with females by (1) comparing positions of male and female spiders on their webs when alone and when cohabiting, and (2) comparing responses of males and females to simulated prey.
According to a 2012 study from the ( Journal of Marriage and Family , couples who were married didn't have any long-term advantages over couples who were just cohabiting. The report compared the differences between married couples and those who were only living together; it concluded that there were no major differences.
"Similarly, cohabiting couples are excluded from income tax breaks worth hundreds of pounds a year and from the rights to inherit a state pension when one partner dies."
Under this system, an older married woman could see her state pension boosted by around PS2,500 per year following the death of her husband, but a cohabiting partner would miss out, Royal London said.
The ONS revealed the number of cohabiting couples rose by 46% between 2002 and 2014, from 1,407,862 to 2,055,542.
Among cohabiting and dating couples, love was also very strong, with 82 percent to 91 percent of partners answering in the affirmative.
Examining data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, McClintock also found that, when married or cohabiting women work in traditionally female jobs, they increase the amount of time they spend on housework, compared to when they are employed in heavily-male occupations, while their husbands or partners decrease the amount of time they spend on this type of activity.
Keywords: cohabiting couples with children, family structure, fragile families and child well-being, parental investment/involvement, parenting and parenthood
Summary: The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu says he has no problem with Kate Middleton and Prince William cohabiting before the Royal wedding.
Most recent national surveys show that 7% to 15% of Namibian adults are in cohabiting relationships.
For past generations, cohabiting prior to marriage was frowned upon by some, but 92% of recently wed adults asked said they had done so, with one third of those cohabiting for one to two years.
Seventy-seven percent of births to married women are intended, compared with 49% of those to cohabiting women and 36% of those to women who are not cohabiting and have never married.