Meaning of “stop over” in the English Dictionary

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"stop over" in British English

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stop over

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

B2 to stay at a place for one night or a few nights on the way to somewhere else or before returning home:

They're stopping over in Malaysia for a couple of nights on the way to Australia.
UK Come round for dinner one night and you can stop over.
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(Definition of “stop over” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stop over" in American English

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stop over

phrasal verb with stop us /stɑp/ verb -pp-

to stay at a place for a short period of time on the way to somewhere else or before returning home:

Marj decided to stop over in Pittsburgh to see an old friend.

(Definition of “stop over” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stop over" in Business English

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stop over

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

to stay somewhere for one night or more when you are going or returning to somewhere else:

I stopped over in Paris on my way back.

(Definition of “stop over” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)