Meaning of “stop by/in/off” in the English Dictionary

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"stop by/in/off" in American English

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stop by/in/off

phrasal verb with stop us /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.

(Definition of “stop by/in/off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)