spend/stay the night

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spend/stay the night

:to sleep overnight in a place
  • She'll have to spend/stay the night in the hospital.

Word by Word Definitions

spend play
  1. : to use up or pay out : expend

  2. : exhaust, wear out

  3. : to consume wastefully : squander

stay play
  1. : a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

  2. : guy:1

  1. : to secure upright with or as if with stays

  2. : to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

  3. : to go about : tack

  1. : to stop going forward : pause

  2. : to stop doing something : cease

  3. : to continue in a place or condition : remain

  1. : the action of halting : the state of being stopped

  2. : a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

  3. : self-control, moderation

  1. : one that serves as a prop : support

  2. : a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)

  3. : a corset stiffened with bones

  1. : to provide physical or moral support for : sustain

  2. : to fix on something as a foundation

night play
  1. : the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

  2. : an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

  3. : an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. : of, relating to, or associated with the night

  2. : intended for use at night

  3. : existing, occurring, or functioning at night


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