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To briefly stop in or visit some place during the course of a journey, especially a flight. I thought it was a direct flight to Dublin, but we're actually stopping over in Denver. Wow, you're going all the way to South Africa! Where are you stopping over on the way?
stop over (some place)
to break one's journey, usually overnight or even longer. On our way to New York, we stopped over in Philadelphia for the night. That's a good place to stop over. There are some nice hotels in Philadelphia.
To interrupt one's course or journey briefly somewhere: We stopped over in Athens for a few days on our way to India.