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  1. cohabit, live together, shack upverb

    share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple


  1. shack upverb

    To live together, especially of an unmarried couple.


  1. shack up

    Cohabitation is an arrangement where people who are not married, usually couples, live together. They are often involved in a romantic or sexually intimate relationship on a long-term or permanent basis. Such arrangements have become increasingly common in Western countries since the late 20th century, being led by changing social views, especially regarding marriage, gender roles and religion. More broadly, the term cohabitation can mean any number of people living together. To "cohabit", in a broad sense, means to "coexist". The origin of the term comes from the mid 16th century, from the Latin cohabitare, from co- 'together' + habitare 'dwell'.


  1. shack up

    "Shack up" is an informal or slang term, primarily used in English-speaking countries, which refers to living together and having a sexual relationship without being married. It can also mean to temporarily stay or live in a place that may not be one's home.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shack up in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shack up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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