make a stop


: to stop for a short period of time for rest during a journey
We'll make a stop when we get to the top of this hill.
: to go to a place for a visit or errand during a journey
usually + at
We should make a stop at the museum while we are in town.I need to make a stop at the grocery store on the way home.

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“Make a stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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