stay the night


: to sleep at another person's house for the night
After the party she was too drunk to drive so she stayed the night.
often + at
They stayed the night at her brother's.

Examples of stay the night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another speaker urged those in attendance to stay the night, return Thursday and bring friends and remember why they’re gathered on Library Mall. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 Take a day trip from Los Angeles or stay the night at one of several boutique hotels like Venice V Hotel, which offers cozy suites and penthouse bungalows overlooking the beach. Taryn White, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2024 The next bus doesn't leave until 9:25 p.m., set to arrive in Detroit at 10:30 p.m. Or stay the night in a nearby hotel or Airbnb and catch a bus the next day. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 According to Becky, Haleigh was going to stay the night with a friend after going out on June 16 and then the following morning she was supposed to pick up a rental car to drive to the ex-boyfriend’s birthday party. Anna Turning, NBC News, 26 Feb. 2024 In recent days, as homeless shelters across the city have seen a surge in people seeking a warm place to stay the night, St. Ben's has expanded to meet the need. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2024 For those looking to stay the night, the 15-room, Victorian-style Ballard Inn tempts travelers with a wraparound porch, a happy hour with wine and snacks, and a secluded setting in the nearby village of Ballard. Eric A. Taub, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 The trio also arranged transport for the women to and from airports, provided groceries to the women and allowed the women to stay the night in the brothels, which authorities allege enticed them to work in the prostitution business. Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 The itinerary noted that DeSantis needed to wear a jacket and tie for dinner and would stay the night in the club’s Eisenhower room, a cabin built for the 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a club member, and marked with the presidential seal above the door. Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Sep. 2023

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“Stay the night.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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