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lay over (some place)

to pause some place during one's journey. I had to lay over in San Antonio for a few hours before my plane left. I want a bus that goes straight through. I don't want to lay over.
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lay something over someone or something

to cover someone or something with something. Here, lay this blanket over the baby. Please lay a napkin over the bread before you take it to the table.
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lay over

to stop or have to stay in a place when you are traveling He laid over with a German family living in the area. People were getting laid over in Dallas because of the floods in Houston.
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lay over

1. Postpone, as in This issue will have to be laid over until our next meeting. [Late 1800s]
2. Make a stop in the course of a journey, as in They had to lay over for two days in New Delhi until the next flight to Katmandu. This sense gave rise to the noun lay-over for such a stopover. [Late 1800s]
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lay over

v.
To temporarily interrupt or delay someone's journey in order to rest, refuel, do repairs, or change vehicles. Used chiefly in the passive: Because it was snowing, we were laid over in Albany for four hours.
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Emirates and Etihad flight crews choose to stay at Orange County hotels during lay-overs and Qatar Airways also provides convenient connection to Orange County's own John Wayne Airport via its US destinations.
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In the Premium Terminal, guests can enjoy fine dining, rejuvenate themselves with a spa treatment or a session in the jacuzzi, or even book a room for a proper sleep for those really long lay-overs.
This personable `Teach Yourself' booklet introduces the prospective tourist to history from the Mycenaeans to the Byzantines with lay-overs for the main points on religion, drama and philosophy replete with passages from Aeschylus, Plato and others.