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stay over

Remain overnight, as in We hadn't planned to stay over but the bad weather changed our plans. [ Late 1800s ]
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  • Well, there's no hurry, of course; we can stay over indefinitely.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • We'll stay over for Memorial Day, and get off in the afternoon.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • He brought his Gladstone bag with him, but did not stay over night.

    My Lady Nicotine J. M. Barrie
  • They had planned to stay over night in the latter place and return in the morning.

  • Then I asked if she'd let me stay over here and she said no.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • "I can stay over night," said Pen, like a child out of school.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Papa came down once a month from his home city a hundred miles away, to stay over Sunday and see Emmy Lou.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
  • We could get off in about three weeks, and stay over Christmas.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes

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