Remain overnight, as in We hadn't planned to stay over but the bad weather changed our plans. [Late 1800s]
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How to use stay over in a sentence
We wound up making out a few times and then eventually, one night, I told him he could stay over, and ... yeah.
If Shell can live with that, he'd likely be the one to stay over Gaspin.
If any of them had to stay over there all night, they would sleep out in the woods rather than go into the house.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
Interesting it must be, if the author wishes it to be read; readers will not stay over dull material.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The necessary change of stage lines had forced him to stay over night at Billy Knapp's hotel.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
Did not know where I was going to stay over night, but was sure God had sent me to that place.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love | Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
He waited and had supper; and, finding the weather no better, accepted Mrs. Pierston's invitation to stay over the night.The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy