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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?
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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.
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To interrupt one's course or journey briefly somewhere: We stopped over in Athens for a few days on our way to India.
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