Definition of lay over in US English:

lay over


  • Break one's journey.

    ‘Steven and I will lay over in New York, then fly to London’
    • ‘This is a short video showing passengers boarding a low floor trolleybus while it lays over at its city centre terminus in Basle, Switzerland.’
    • ‘On the return portion of my Turkey trip I will be laid over in Istanbul until the next morning.’
    • ‘August 1-2: The party runs a short distance on the river and then lays over for a day to rest and explore.’
    • ‘They laid over in Dublan, Mexico for a few days, then went on to Galeana, where Maria's brother and sister lived.’