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have intimate relations with someone

Euph. to have sex with someone. I understand that Jim once had intimate relations with Sarah. Rumor has it that she has had intimate relations with someone other than her husband.
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intimate apparel

Euph. women's underwear. "You'll find bras and body shapers in the intimate apparel," said the salesclerk at the department store. The catalog features intimate apparel for the grande dame.
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intimate something to someone

to suggest or imply something to someone. What are you intimating to me? I intimated nothing at all to you.
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*intimate with someone

Euph. having sexual intercourse with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) He had never been intimate with a woman before. They were intimate with each other for the first time that night.
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References in classic literature ?
Vanstone began by referring to the long and intimate friendship which had existed between Miss Garth and herself.
The eldest of them, a sensible, intelligent young woman, about twenty-seven, was Elizabeth's intimate friend.
Here speaks the man of masts and sails, to whom the sea is not a navigable element, but an intimate companion.
You will intimate nothing of the kind, Philip," said the queen, "for if you act in that manner, and violate hospitality to that extent, I will invoke the severity of the king against you.
She had, however, one very intimate friend, a sensible, deserving woman, who had been brought, by strong attachment to herself, to settle close by her, in the village of Kellynch; and on her kindness and advice, Lady Elliot mainly relied for the best help and maintenance of the good principles and instruction which she had been anxiously giving her daughters.
Johnson, with all his faults, is a man to whom that great word "respectable" is always given, and I am known to be so intimate with his wife, his slighting me has an awkward look.
I grew more intimate with Blanche Stroeve, and I think, because I was English and she knew few English people, she was glad to see me.
In the course of time there had been formed a certain peculiarly intimate bond which united the ringer to the church.
He led the mazurka at the Arkharovs' ball, talked about the war with Field Marshal Kamenski, visited the English Club, and was on intimate terms with a colonel of forty to whom Denisov had introduced
The Renaissance inherited the old foolish prejudice of Roman times, when, although the writers of plays were the intimate friends of emperors, the actors were thought infamous.
Notwithstanding the incessant companionship of the last six days, Aynesworth felt that he had not progressed a single step towards establishing any more intimate relations between his employer and himself.
Never had a man's hand been so intimate with his ear without hurting it.
AN EAGLE and a Fox formed an intimate friendship and decided to live near each other.
Chairman," said an Aged Member, rising, "I conceive that the objection is not well taken; the gentleman's connection with commerce is close and intimate.
Upon longer acquaintance, however, and more intimate conversation, this worthy man saw infirmities in the tutor, which he could have wished him to have been without; though as those seemed greatly overbalanced by his good qualities, they did not incline Mr Allworthy to part with him: nor would they indeed have justified such a proceeding; for the reader is greatly mistaken, if he conceives that Thwackum appeared to Mr Allworthy in the same light as he doth to him in this history; and he is as much deceived, if he imagines that the most intimate acquaintance which he himself could have had with that divine, would have informed him of those things which we, from our inspiration, are enabled to open and discover.