- to live together as spouses without being legally married.
- to have illicit sexual relations.
- to live in a shack: He's shacked up in the mountains.
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Madison went to a tavern the night of the 25th, but there were rumors that the British were coming to capture him, and he was evacuated to what has been called a “hovel in the woods,” possibly a shack belonging to a ferryman just above Great Falls.In 1814, British forces burned the U.S. Capitol|Joel Achenbach|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
She died when he was 12, and the gang MS-13 took over the house where they had been living, which was little more than a shack.To stay or to go?|Hannah Dreier|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
For Barack Obama, it’s the tolerance and opportunity that allowed a man whose father grew up in a “tin-roof shack” in Kenya to achieve any dream he wanted.We teach students how to understand the U.S., not to love it — or hate it|Daniel Immerwahr|December 23, 2020|Washington Post
His “Night Spot” is a humble shack with grand ambitions, as is revealed by the sign announcing that it’s the Congo Club.In the galleries: Perspectives on blending culture and identity|Mark Jenkins|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
From stellar sushi to poke by the pound, from the Ritz-Carlton to roadside shacks, here’s where you should be eating right now.38 Exciting Ways to Eat in Honolulu Right Now|Eater Staff|December 2, 2020|Eater
So, the Southside Smokehouse is more than a barbecue pit, a burger shack, or a Cajun kitchen.The Ultimate Southern Cheeseburger Created in South Carolina|Jane & Michael Stern|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Childress even kept his dead father Billy bound up and rotting in a nearby shack, Psycho-style.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection|Andrew Romano|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Caddy Shack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Analyze This affirm it.How Harold Ramis Invented Baby Boom Comedy With ‘Animal House’|P. J. O’Rourke|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For many, many good reasons, school is not an ideal time to shack up with your soul mate.Dear Princeton Mom, Stop Telling Me To Husband-Hunt|Emily Shire|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was just Mike Royko and his pal, Big Shack, and whatever their bleary musings happened to be that night three years ago.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the Chinese shrimp-pickers were lounging on the beach before their little shack village.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Bergin dug a big hole behind that ole vacant shack of hisn, and buried about a ton of tin cans.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
After breakfast fixed up shack—shelves, benches, tools, etc.
All clear, Tom called, and there was a sudden rush of wet figures for the poor sanctuary of the tumbledown shack.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
But Monte come to the shack and watched Cash through a knothole the size of one eye till Cash opened up his heart and the bag.