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English definition of “stop by/in/off”

stop by/in/off

phrasal verb with stop    /stɑp/ verb (-pp-)
to visit a place or a person for a short time, esp. when you are on the way to somewhere else: A group of friends stopped by to say hello. I’ll stop off on my way home and pick up some pop.
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