stop off

phrasal verb

stopped off; stopping off; stops off
: to go or stay somewhere briefly while traveling to another place
I'll stop off (at the store) to pick up some milk.
She is stopping off in Miami to visit a friend.

Examples of stop off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some major re-grouping is necessary for the coach and his team, who, on their way to California, stopped off in Denver, where on Sunday they got taken to the woodshed by the surging Denver Broncos. Jim Ingraham, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2023 Dust trek gets rolling on February 28 in Portland, Oregon, and stops off in Seattle, Austin, Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Nashville, Milwaukee, and more, before wrapping up on April 6 in Minneapolis. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 7 Sep. 2023 The 15-day journey aboard Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam departs from and returns to San Diego, with a stop off the coast of Mazatlán, Mexico, on the day of the eclipse. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 July 2023 Russell was on her way home from work after having stopped off to pick up food, police said. Faris Tanyos, CBS News, 15 July 2023 After dinner, be sure to stop off for a spicy serrano pepper Anita-Rita Margarita at Booger Red's Saloon. Tamara Gane, Chron, 12 May 2023 Roughly twice a year, Levine or one of his colleagues would travel from Boulder to France, stopping off at Washington Dulles to check the clocks against the Naval Observatory’s timepieces. Tom Vanderbilt, Harper's Magazine, 13 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Stop off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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