from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to stop at a station or airport beyond the time of the departure of the train or airplane on which one came, with the purpose of continuing one's journey on a subsequent train or airplane; to break one's journey. See stopover, n.
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As the stage kept jogging on day and night, there was little chance for sleep, and there being with me a sufficient number of staff-officers to justify the proceeding, we chartered the "outfit," stipulating that we were to stop over one night on the road to get some rest.
Just at half-past five we crossed the bridge over the Raritan and drove into New Brunswick, where we were to stop over night.
And Doc Espey had asked him to stop over this afternoon around two—there was something he’d wanted to talk about—and Matt promised he’d be there.
Whenever he would have to stop over night he would just lock us up in a bareroom with no bed to sleep on or chairs to sit on, and he told the people where we stopped, that he did not care whether we had anything to eat or not and all the time we were in there Phil and myself were still locked together.