spend the night


: 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.
: to stay with someone overnight and have sex with that person
+ with
She spent the night with her boyfriend.

Examples of spend the night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play, by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), is about two hurt and sensitive people, Danny and Roberta, who meet at a dive bar in the Bronx (Shanley is a native) and subsequently spend the night together, despite both their hesitations. Alex Jhamb Burns, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, the Air director, 51, opted for a more subdued ensemble, choosing to spend the night in an all-black suit consisting of a button-up shirt, jacket and trousers. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 This Halloween season, St. Mary's is offering spooky seekers a chance to spend the night in the building with a ghost investigative team and event host, W.I.G.S. Perri Ormont Blumberg Fox News, Fox News, 14 Oct. 2023 From there, return to Bentonville via the paved Razorback Greenway (37 miles) or spend the night and ride back the next day. Cindy Hirschfeld, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 The man from Wollongong, New South Wales, was found to be lying in order to spend the night with another woman. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 28 Sep. 2023 In the meantime, Ewen is happy to spend the night celebrating with his peers. Pamela Chelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 James Burk, 67, of Manley Hot Springs, departed from the Nenana River boat launch Saturday and planned to spend the night on the river before arriving in Manley Hot Springs on Sunday, troopers said in an online report. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Sep. 2023 Jake Douglas: About half the people on the bus decided to move to a trailer nearby to spend the night. Anya Kamenetz, Curbed, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Spend the night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spend%20the%20night. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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