shack up (with) v.
1. to live with a sexual partner.
|Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1995) 73: She was shacked up with somebody in a tie-camp on the Alabama River.|
|(con. 1944) Naked and Dead 290: In six mont’s you’ll be shackin’ up again.|
|Diamonds Are Forever (1958) 99: Probably shacks up with Wint. Some of these homos make the worst killers.|
|Pulling a Train’ (2012) [ebook] Pinchy was shacked with a working broad who didn’t like any of the coolsters around.‘Sex Gang’ in|
|Guntz 184: Run to ground on the borders of Scotland shacked up in a country pub.|
|Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 120: I don’t see how Ann can put up with him. It’s about like shacking up with someone who’s got sleeping sickness.|
|Steptoe and Son [TV script] She shacked up with some Eyetie plonk grower when I was seven.‘Cuckoo in the Nest’|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 238: The rest of them just shacked up when the mood hit them.|
|Brown’s Requiem 91: Susan, a hard line San Francisco leftist eight years my senior, who I shacked up with.|
|Smiling in Slow Motion (2000) 75: He shacked up with a New York model girl and that was the last I heard.letter 2 Feb.|
|Urban Grimshaw 77: Dad wasn’t there any more. Mum shacked up with someone new.|
|Broken Shore (2007) [ebook] You think you can shack up with a swaggie out there and nobody knows? You can let your arsefucker punch out innocent citizens and you look the other way?|
|Alphaville (2011) 270: I never shacked up with any project broads.|
|Thrill City [ebook] Christ’s sake, you’re shacked up with a serving member of the state police.|
|Decent Ride 291: She’ll be shacked up wi somebody else now!|
2. to have sex with someone.
|Mister Roberts 150: Booksie, were you shacked up with her?|
|Long Wait (1954) 149: The usual thing, a dame and a small-town playboy shacked up in a hotel room with a blackmail aftermath.|
|Three Negro Plays (1969) I ii: Shacking up with any poor sick bastard in the world with a hundred bucks.Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in|
|Godfather 97: ‘Maybe he’s shacked up.’ ‘No,’ Hagen said. ‘He never sleeps over with a broad.’.|
|Digger’s Game (1981) 76: Mikey-Mike, shacked up all day, hundred and a half.|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 229: The sonofabitch was in his room shacking up with some bitch.|
|Educating Rita Iv: I said to him, y’ soft get, even if I was havin’ an affair there’s no point burnin’ me books. I’m not havin’ it off with Anton Chekhov. He said, ‘I wouldn’t put it past you to shack up with a foreigner.’.|
|Powder 130: We all shack up with one each.|
|Night Gardener 52: Watches his wife shack up with an asshole.|
3. to pick up, for sexual purposes.
|Joyful Condemned 195: Don’t be discouraged, George. We’ll shack up with a couple of dolls.|
|Lead With Your Left (1958) 6: This is you and me talking in bed, not a couple of strangers shacking up for the night.|
4. to live or reside, usu. temporarily.
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 462: Shack up, To put up for the night.|
|Popular Sports Jan. [Internet] The Nitro Kid had warned him against shacking up in cheap flop houses.‘You Gotta Have Luck’ in|
|Absolute Beginners 48: A drab and shady [...] part called Bayswater, which I would rather lie in my coffin [...] than spend a night in, were it not for Suze, who’s shacked up there.|
|Inside Daisy Clover (1966) 53: Maybe The Dealer and I could shack up there.|
|Collura (1978) 109: At night, he’d shack up in an abandoned building with some equally hapless female addict.|
|Children of Twilight 99: Babsy had to shack up with me for the night.|
|Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 201: He’s shacked up with a woman not his wife or girlfriend.|