spend the night

idiom

Definition of spend the night

1 : to sleep for the night at a place After the party she was too drunk to drive so she spent the night. often + at They spent the night at her brother's.
2 : to stay with someone overnight and have sex with that person + with She spent the night with her boyfriend.

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“Spend the night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spend%20the%20night. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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