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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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Stop off in downtown Mazomanie at the Mazo Deli Restaurant for a hearty breakfast of eggs and pancakes.
The Kingdom Of Heaven star was taking a stroll through Greenwich Village when he decided to stop off for a spot of finger puppet shopping from a street stall (as you do).
An intrepid disabled walker was due to stop off in Teesside today as he completes the latest leg of his John O'Groats to Lands End charity challenge.
Seventies stars Slade and Dr and the Medics and tribute band T-Rextasy,have teamed up for a national tour which will stop off at Aberystwyth.
The only snag is that these stop off in Tokyo - but that's a chance to visit another country.
ANNE-MARIE, one of the world's very few singing karate champions, will follow up her hectic festival schedule with an autumn headline tour that will stop off at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on November 22 and Birmingham's O2 Institute on November 26.
Stop off at any Little Chef and choose from the tasty All Day Breakfast, Lighter Options, Burgers and Baps or Main Course sections of the Little Chef main menu.
LONDON trio Flowers (above) whose second album Everybody's Dying To Meet You is out next month, have lined up a tie-in tour that will stop off at Birmingham's Rainbow on Saturday, February 20 before winding up at the Indiepop All-dayer in Leicester on April 9.