Definitions

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  • v. Commanding a couple to stop displaying affection in public.

Etymologies

Suggesting that the couple rent a hotel or motel room to continue amorous activities in private. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Easier to get a room if you can't work," the woman confided.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • There are boarding-places on Bleecker and Houston, and around such places, where girls can get a room and meals for $3.50 a week.

    Ten Days in a Mad-House

  • By some miracle worked by Luisa on the unsmiling receptionists, I get a room three floors up, wonderfully tatty, complete with plugless bathroom, jammed balcony French window, TV, broken fridge and large desk.

    Wildwood

  • It takes some hours to get a room warn, where a family never sits, and which therefore has not in its walls one particle of the genial vitality which comes from the in-dwelling of human beings.

    Oldtown Folks

  • We go again with Mrs. Craig, who was very kind to try and get a room but found it impossible; the city was crowded to overflowing, the streets blocked with wagons and soldiers, find it impossible to get a room, return to the boat.

    Diary, March 19-August 25, 1864.

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