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A man or woman someone is having a relationship with

lover

noun

the sexual partner of someone who is married to another person

love

noun

someone who you have a sexual or romantic relationship with

significant other

noun

the person who you are married to or are having a romantic relationship with. This word is polite because it includes people who are not married, do not live together, or are gay. A more usual word is partner.

old flame

noun

someone who you had a romantic relationship with in the past

squeeze

noun

a boyfriend, or a girlfriend

the man/woman in your life

your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, or wife

date

noun

someone who you have arranged to meet as part of a sexual or romantic relationship

a steady boyfriend/girlfriend

someone that you have a romantic relationship with for a long period of time

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

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