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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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IRISH fans at the Curragh gave Monty's Pass a hero's welcome after an impromptu party led to the Martell Cognac Grand National hero stopping off at the course on his return home.
? MAGNUM, whose 19th studio album Sacred Blood Divine Lies gave them their highest chart placing since 1992, hit the road in May, stopping off at Nottingham's Rock City on Tuesday May 17 and Birmingham's O2 Institute on Thursday 19 before winding up at Leamington's Assembly on Monday 30.
The Boosh boys are back on the live stage circuit, and stopping off in the North-east.
Former champion boxer Mr McCrory told in the Chronicle how he was left bruised and battered after stopping off for a meal with friends at the Three Mile Inn, Gosforth, on April 21.
AMERICAN singer/songwriter Rod Picott continues his UK tour at Nottingham's Maze on January 31 before stopping off at Birmingham's Kitchen Garden Cafe on February 2.
? ?AMERICAN singer/ songwriter Rod Picott continues his UK tour at Nottingham's Maze on Sunday, January 31 before stopping off at Birmingham's Kitchen Garden Cafe on Tuesday February 2.
? ALKALINE Trio Dan Andriano will be on tour with his Emergency Room project next month, stopping off at Birmingham's Temple on Thursday, November 12 to showcase his new Party Adjacent album.
? THE Puppini Sisters have devised a Christmasthemed show that they will be touring next month, stopping off at the Glee Clubs in Birmingham on December 9 and Nottingham on December 10.
MIDLAND singer-songwriter Jimmy Livingstone is setting out on his first headline tour this month, stopping off at the Hare and Hounds.
Scott, Steve Wickham, Anto Thistlethwaite, Trevor Hutchinson and Ralph Salmins kick off the tie-in tour this weekend, stopping off at Birmingham's Alexandra on Thursday.