make a stop

idiom

1
: 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.
2
: 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.

Examples of make a stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along the way, Rogers will also make a stop at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 27 as well as the Bonnaroo festival on June 14. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 22 Feb. 2024 Vice President Kamala Harris will make a stop in Grand Rapids next week, highlighting the attempts by the Biden administration and others to protect access to abortions following the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision in 2022. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2024 The ship will make a stop in Southampton, England, before spending seven days at sea. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Feb. 2024 After a day of adventure on the mountain, make a stop at The Red Lion, Vail’s classic après-ski bar. Molly O'Brien, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 Blinken will be visiting Israel on Friday for meetings with members of the Israeli government and is expected to make a stop in Jordan. WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023 Before cruising down the Beagle Channel, which is filled with marine life, including sea lions and penguins, the ship was scheduled to make a stop at the Falkland Islands, where guests will meet some of its 3,000 inhabitants. Ceylan Yeginsu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Jan. 2024 The officer inside, Mathew Bianchi, clocked the Mazda at well over the limit and prepared to make a stop at a nearby streetlight. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2024 State law does not allow cannabis users to smoke in vehicles or public places, but under new state law, police cannot use the odor of marijuana as the sole reason to make a stop or to search a vehicle. Cassidy Jensen, Baltimore Sun, 5 Sep. 2023

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“Make a stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20stop. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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