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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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  • At such times we made "the Chips" stay over on their side of the yard.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • We'll stay over for Memorial Day, and get off in the afternoon.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • They had planned to stay over night in the latter place and return in the morning.

  • I will stay over Tuesday, that I may have the pleasure of a thorough talk with you.

    Lord George Bentinck Benjamin Disraeli
  • "I can stay over night," said Pen, like a child out of school.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • He insisted that all the passengers should go to his residence and stay over Sunday with him.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • No; he has gone up to Searsport to stay over Sunday with uncle Henry.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • We could get off in about three weeks, and stay over Christmas.

    The Making of a Soul

    Kathlyn Rhodes

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