stop off

stop off
transitive verb
1. : to fill in solid (a part of a mold) where a part of the cavity left by a pattern is not wanted for the casting
2. : to stop out

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stop off, stop over, stop in or (N American) stop by
To break one's journey, pay a visit to (usu with at)
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Main Entry:stop

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ˌstop ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stop off he/she/it stops off present participle stopping off past tense stopped off past participle stopped off] phrasal verb
to visit somewhere before continuing to another place

We stopped off in town on the way to Jenni’s house.

Thesaurus: to visit a person or place, or to be visited by someonesynonym
Main entry: stop

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stop off (or over)
pay a short visit en route to one's ultimate destination when traveling

I stopped off to visit him and his wife | he decided to stop over in Paris

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stop off [phrasal verb]
informal : to go or stay somewhere briefly while traveling to another place

I'll stop off (at the store) to pick up some milk.

She is stopping off in Miami to visit a friend.

Could you stop off at the house to water the plants?

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Main Entry:stop

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stop off (at …) — ˌstop ˈoff (at/in…) derived to make a short visit somewhere during a trip in order to do sth • We stopped off at a hotel for the night. • Try to stop off for at least an hour to explore the medieval town. Main entry: ↑stopderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop off (in …) — ˌstop ˈoff (at/in…) derived to make a short visit somewhere during a trip in order to do sth • We stopped off at a hotel for the night. • Try to stop off for at least an hour to explore the medieval town. Main entry: ↑stopderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop-off — stop′ off or stop′off n. stopover • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • stop-off — /stop awf , of /, n. stopover. Also, stopoff. [1865 70; n. use of v. phrase stop off] * * * …   Universalium

  • stop off — stop at a place for a short time while going somewhere We decided to stop off in New York City on our way to Egypt …   Idioms and examples

  • stop off — ► stop off (or over) pay a short visit en route to one s ultimate destination. Main Entry: ↑stop …   English terms dictionary

  • stop|off — «STOP F, OF», noun. U.S. Informal. a stopover …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop-off — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from stop off, v. : the act, privilege, or an instance of making a stopover II. adjective Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop off — v. (D; intr.) to stop off at (we all stopped off at a bar) * * * [ stɒp ɒf] (D; intr.) to stop off at (we all stop offped off at a bar) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stop off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms stop off : present tense I/you/we/they stop off he/she/it stops off present participle stopping off past tense stopped off past participle stopped off to visit somewhere before continuing to another place We …   English dictionary

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