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stop off

To briefly stop in or visit some place during the course of a journey. I thought it was a direct flight to Dublin, but we're actually stopping off in Denver. I need to stop off at the grocery store on my way back home.
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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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If you've got some extra time, stop off at a popular biker bar, the Rock Store, where busy days yield famous faces like Arnold Schwarzenegger and k.d.
? TEENAGE Fanclub, whose new album Here is out on September 9, have confirmed a lengthy tie-in tour that will stop off at Birmingham's Institute on November 26 and Nottingham's Rock City on November 28.
All being well, Chris was due to stop off at the University of Teesside today.
Why not stop off on your way home from your Easter break today?
? 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.
The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will stop off at the War Memorial Park on Sunday, August 16 from midday to 5pm.
HOT on the heels of releasing their debut self titled album last autumn, X Factor boy band sensation Union J stop off in Birmingham next week as part of their first ever UK headline tour.
The bus will then stop off at Aston Hall, Soho House, Sarehole Mill, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Aston Manor Transport Museum.
? HIP-HOP pioneers Arrested Development will stop off at Leamington's Assembly next month when they fly over for their first full-scale UK tour.
.THE Cribs, currently putting the finishing touches to their sixth album, have lined up a tour that will kick off at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on February 11 and stop off at Birmingham's Oobleck on February 17.
A short stop off is expected at Hatton Country World, near Warwick, on Monday.
But on Wednesday they stop off in Coventry for an intimate date at The Herbert CafA.
Nearby are the towns of Sirmione and Desenzano, two coastal towns with plenty of shops to browse around or stop off for a relaxing drink by thewaterside.
"This offers an alternative to those who don't want to stop off at a motorway service station for a break."