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stop off (some place) (for a period of time)

to halt or pause for a certain period of time. I need to stop off for a rest. Let's find a little town and stop off. I have to stop off at the store for a minute. We stopped off for a while at the park.
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stop off

Also, stop over. Interrupt a journey for a short stay somewhere, as in When we drove through Massachusetts we stopped off for a few days at Cape Cod, or When you're in the area try to stop over and see our new house. [Mid-1800s]
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stop off

v.
To interrupt one's course or journey briefly in order to visit or do business somewhere: I stopped off at the gas station on my way home. We stopped off in San Francisco for a night before continuing on to Honolulu.
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The touring show will stop off at the MetroCentre in Gateshead on Monday, at Times Square in Newcastle on Tuesday and on the South Shields seafront on Wednesday.
The van now follows a new route as stop off points arranged by the council "did not coincide with where people actually lived".
Stripped of wheels, seats, motors, and windows, the remaining Redbirds are due to make their last stop off coastal states like South Carolina.
The only snag is that these stop off in Tokyo - but that's a chance to visit another country.
Three weeks later he'd stop off in Chicago to pick up the Annual A.
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When looking for a relaxing place to eat after finishing up back to school shopping, returning from that last day at the beach, or coming home after a fall football game, guests can stop off at Friendly's to enjoy one of our tempting chicken meals--and top it off with our delicious ice cream," said Pete Bell, Senior Director Brand Marketing at Friendly's.
GILBERT O'Sullivan releases his 23rd album, Latin Ala G, on June 8 followed by a tour that will stop off at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre on Thursday, June 18.
OSPREY lovers are being told to keep their eyes to the sky as Rothes, an osprey chick from Loch Garten, near Aviemore in Scotland, has begun her migration to Africa with a stop off in Llanddeusant, Anglesey.
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Mr McCrory had been busy during the evening working on his plans to set up a boxing academy in the region when he decided to stop off at the Three Mile Inn for a meal.