shack up (with someone)

shack up (with someone)
1. in. to have a one-night stand with someone; to copulate [with] someone.
Those two just wanted to shack up for a while.
He only wanted to shack up with me.
2. in. to move in with someone temporarily, pre- umably for sexual purposes.
They shacked up for over a year until her parents found out and stopped sending her money.
They decided to shack up.

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