Meaning of “stop off somewhere” in the English Dictionary

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"stop off somewhere" in British English

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stop off somewhere

phrasal verb with stop uk /stɒp/ us /stɑːp/ verb -pp-

to visit or stay at a place for a short time when you are going somewhere else:

I'll stop off at the shops on my way home and get some wine.
We're going to stop off in Denver for a couple of days before heading south.

(Definition of “stop off somewhere” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)