stay the night


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stay the night

1. To sleep in another person's house as their guest. My son is staying the night at his friend's house tonight. It's getting late, so why don't you both stay the night in our spare room?
2. By extension, to stay the night in someone's bed, with the implication of having sex with them. Are you sure you're ready for him to stay 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 stay the night with me.
See also: night, stay

stay the ˈnight

(especially British English) sleep at somebody’s house for one night: You can always stay the night at our house.
See also: night, stay
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Stay the night The White Horse Inn, Fakenham, B& B for two adults and two kids pounds 85 (www.norfolkinns.co.uk).
Stay the night B& B at The Valley Hotel costs pounds 155 per family (www.thevalleyhotel.co.uk).
The Euromast tower in Rotterdam, which recently re-opened to the public after extensive renovations, is now offering guests the chance to stay the night in one of the highest locations in the country.
Rotterdam's most famous landmark has undergone a dramatic facelift with the help of top Dutch designer Jan de Bouvrie and now houses a classy new restaurant and for the first time in the history of the almost 45 year old attraction, it is possible to stay the night.
Stay the night of Mothering Sunday (March 30) at 14th-century Hotel Maes-y-Neuadd in beautiful Snowdonia and the Monday night is half-price.
"But he was so chuffed when she asked him to stay the night he forgot to tell the new nanny," says a mate.
Pub chain Interpol plans to convert HMS Fearless into a nightclub with bars and 700 bedrooms for partygoers to stay the night.