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To live in the same house or apartment together. When talking about people in a romantic relationship, it usually implies that they are not married. My brother and I have started living together to save on rent in the city. I just can't understand why you would get married to someone before you've had a chance to live with them for a while.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. [for two people] to dwell in the same place. I live together with my sister in the house my parents left us. Henry and Jill live together in their parents' house.
2. [for two people] to dwell together in a romantic relationship. I heard that Sally and Sam are living together. They are living together and may get married.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Cohabit, especially when not married. For example, "I ... am only concerned that their living together before the marriage took place should be so generally known" (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813). [c. 1800] Also see live in sin.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To dwell in the same house or premises: My children, parents, grandparents, and I all live together in one big house. We live together with my cats and dogs.
2. To cohabit with someone, especially in a sexual relationship when not legally married: We might get married someday, but right now we are living together. I've been living together with my partner for a year.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.