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To stop and spend time at some place or with someone for a brief period of time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stop" and "down." You should stop in for one of our poker games, they're a lot of fun! It was so great to see you, thanks for stopping in!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
(some place) Go to stop by (some place).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
see under stop by.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
To interrupt one's course or journey briefly in order to visit or do business somewhere: The next time you're nearby, stop in for dinner. I stopped in at the office on my way to the airport.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.