shack up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shack up share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
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Usage

In literature:

A few volleys through the sides of his own shack waked him up good.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
He collected stones of various sorts, but when warmed up in the shack they were useless.
"Scrimshaw" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Captain Robins's shack stood in the midst of a large clump of cottonwoods thickly grown up with underbrush.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
It was a shack of logs, the only human habitation for four miles up or down.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
I've got my shack here, I got my fur business, and they're still fond of whiskey up North!
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
Cullison rebuilt it, put up a shack at a point which commanded the approach, and set a guard upon it day and night.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Let's talk about the little shack we are going to put up in these hills somewhere.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I have a shack high up on poles where I dwell with great comfort.
"The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon" by David P. Barrows
His old shack blowed down, an' ah reckon dat ole well all covered up.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Then Eyelids came in, and picked him up and carried him back to the shack.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
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In poetry:

The cowboy waked and sobered up,
His arm was swelled and black.
He awakened the sheepherder
And they started for the shack.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
The boss called his stack, said "Come to the shack.
You look like you might be alright.
That growlin' old bear, yure ridin' right there,
Et up my old range boss last night."
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
Enraged, a soldier hisses back:
"Shut up, you slave, and raise your hands!
You should have stayed in your dirty shack?"
Majestic like a rocky stack
Johannes meets the swarming bands.
"Johannes" by Hristo Smirnenski
I never seen no "red gods"; I dunno wot's a "lure";
But if it's sumpin' takin', then Spring has got it sure;
An' it doesn't need no Kiplins, ner yet no London Jacks,
To make up guff about it, w'ile settin' in their shacks.
"How Spring Comes To Shasta Jim" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

The Enterprise Pilot received a call last week from a reader, alerting us about a clam shack set up on the Western Waterfront.
She was born in a "shack" at the foot of Droop Mountain, she grew up on Locust Creek, then moved to Maryland when she was 16.
Politicians Eat Up the New Shake Shack, But Will Brooklyn Bite.
Just before the 11 am opening of Fatback 's BBQ and Rib Shack on a recent weekday, people were already lined up outside the door.
While it would totally make sense for actor David Hasselhoff to shack up near the beach a la "Baywatch," it turns out the actor has been digging life in Encino, California since 1991.
Gays won't shack up with Bruce.
The Ladies From Sex And the City Are All Shacked Up.
Heartbreak for a music lover means shacking up with a record player for the "I just want to feel bad for an hour" stage.
Often, whitetails will shack up with other boomer bucks until the rut forces them to part company.
They're shacking up for the winter — in your house.
And besides, you're probably shacking up with some skinny, pretty girl who likes to talk about bands.
A Jamaican -style taco shack is now serving up tasty food in Brickell.
While on Route 7 today you will notice people lined up to get into Joe's Crab Shack .
Montgomery Township Police are looking for a robber who held up the Radio Shack Store in the Montgomery Commons Shopping Center, near Route 63 and North Wales Road, Wednesday night, February 8.
Smoke Shack serves up barbecue.
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In science:

The higher order compensation system comprises of a Shack-Hartmann sensor, a membrane deformable mirror with 39 actuators and the control computer that allows operations up to 420Hz in closed loop mode.
SAOLIM, a prototype of a low cost System for Adaptive Optics with Lucky Imaging
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