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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How to use stay over in a sentence

  • 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