have (sexual) relations (with someone)

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have (sexual) relations (with someone)

To engage in sexual intercourse or activity (with someone); to have or be in a sexual relationship (with someone). As there was no hard evidence that Mr. Smith's ex-wife had sexual relations outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings. I hear Jim got fired for having relations with his secretary.
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have relations with someone

Euph. to have sexual relations with someone. While engaged to Mary, he was having relations with at least two other women. She was having relations with one of her employees, which was strictly against policy.
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The rest, in becoming Pope, had to fear him, Rouen and the Spaniards excepted; the latter from their relationship and obligations, the former from his influence, the kingdom of France having relations with him.
He said in a press release Monday that Sudan looks forward to having relations with the US that are characterized by mutual respect, pointing the government observes the rights of non-Muslims and seeks to implement human justice as required by Islam.
The grandfather is said to have beaten her for having relations with the opposite sex.
He reiterated that a large number of Egyptian legislators have demanded resumption of ties with Iran, and said they have criticized the government for having relations with the Zionist regime which is the enemy of the Muslim countries while keeping the ties with Iran as an Islamic state still frozen.
However, Pakistan has repeatedly rejected the allegations of having relations with Haqqani network and other Taliban groups, saying it was itself a victim of terrorism.
An MNF press release said that the person accused of having relations with
Sotudeh claimed that no reason for her arrest has been given and that she and her client "are accused of having relations with foreigners and Iranians who live outside the country.
In recent years, the EU and many Western counties have unfrozen his financial assets; however, security services still suspect him of having relations with al-Qaeda networks.
The US and the NATO want to cover their failures in Afghanistan by accusing the Haqqani network of having relations with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI)," he said.
He has been arrested on charge of having relations with extremists.
PESHAWAR, September 02, 2009 (Frontier Star): Provincial government of NWFP has dismissed Seventeen employees of education, health and municipality from their jobs through special powers ordinance for removal from job for having relations with miscreants here on Wednesday.
Today what we witness is (which is acknowledged by some Pakistani writers and politicians) that Pakistan stands alone in comity of nations; and majority of the countries, including Muslim countries stand with India; and take pride in having relations with India.
Considering the economic and political crises some of these countries are now facing, we hope they (5+1) will not choose a path that favors a club of powers' interests and impose further costs on their own peoples and deprive their nations of the benefits of having relations with Iran," the Iranian top negotiator concluded.
Waseem suspected that Firdous was having relations with his wife.
As a constitutional political actor, there is nothing wrong with the Iraqi Kurdish leaders having relations with Turkey; however, this relation should not be concentrated or centered on the thorny issue of the PKK.