spend the night


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spend the night

1. To sleep in another person's house as their guest. My son is spending the night at his friend's house tonight. It's getting late, so why don't you both spend the night in our spare room?
2. By extension, to spend the night in someone's bed, with the implication of having sex with them. Are you sure you're ready for him to spend the night? You've only been going out for a couple weeks. Even when I was in my mid-20s, my parents still didn't allow my girlfriend to spend the night with me.
See also: night, spend

spend the ˈnight with somebody/together

stay with somebody for a night and have sex with them: James told me Kim and Robin spent the night together.
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Ewan Ogilvie, 41, from Glasgow, told how around 200 passengers, including families and young children, were forced to spend the night on foam mats on the floor of a gym.
ABOUT 20 residents had to spend the night in temporary accommodation after a blaze broke out in their block of flats.
My daughter was so upset, and Bonnie called to tell me not to worry, she was going to the hospital to spend the night with Nathan.
The department wants to know how many more spend the night on the street.
Welch, in hyping the program to fellow Southern Baptist preachers, promised that attendees would visit Fort Bragg, spend the night at the facility, see areas that are normally off-limits to civilians and spend "informal time" with Boykin.
The twigs, grass blades, or other perches look like miniature versions of the trees or bridges where flocks of starlings or cowbirds spend the night, note Paul V.
Botham left his home in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, on Monday last week ,to spend the night at the two-bedroom flat owned by a friend.
In order to spend the night photographing a sacred tree in Casamance, for instance, Semeniako spends the day not only spotting locations but drinking palm wine with the village chief, the medicine man and other local notables (all of whom will then accompany him on his nocturnal excursion).
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia-based TLA Entertainment Group announced today that they will partner with independent game developer Republik Games to market and promote the hotly anticipated upcoming videogame Spend the Night.
IT is possible to spend the night in the same bed with a friend of the opposite sex and not have sex.
1967: The Musicians' Union banned the Rolling Stones' Let's Spend The Night
Any business or individuals wanting to spend the night at Bodelwyddan Castle should contact Ben Etchells-Rimmer of Most Haunted on 07966 924699.
SNOWED IN: Clubbers pour out of the Garage at closing time but soon find out they can't get home' ALL NIGHT GARAGE: Hundreds of clubbers get ready to spend the night on the dancefloor after nightclub bosses agreed to a police request to help out' REST STATION: Hundreds who had nowhere to go spent the night in Buchanan Bus Station, above left.
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Peter McCrossan, the GP's cousin and a manager at Cleland Hospital in Lanarkshire, said: "Not only did she spend the night on a trolley, she was then discharged quite simply because she was not in a bed and none had become available for her.