One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a guest or visitor) sleep somewhere, especially at someone's home, for the night.
- ‘One Friday night, the girls stayed over at Jamie's house.’
- ‘And they wanted plenty of bedrooms so guests could stay over easily.’
- ‘Our plans were to stay over that night in Pontiac, in order to get the Amtrak mileage between Detroit and Pontiac.’
- ‘I stayed over with Mia at her sister's flat which was just a very short walk from the theatre.’
- ‘The hotel was nice, and I stayed over on Saturday night, but my upgraded ‘deluxe’ room turned out to be next to the elevator shafts.’
- ‘If you want to fly out on a weekday and fly back before the weekend, it costs a lot more then if you are prepared to stay over for the Saturday night.’
- ‘This would be very regrettable as I'm sure the local shops and restaurants, particularly in the evening, benefit from some visitors staying over.’
- ‘Why was Henry even staying over for two nights when he had a house across town?’
- ‘I'm going out tomorrow night and probably staying over at somebody's house, so it's likely to be a late night/early morning.’
- ‘It was also mentioned that some supporters are taking in the Mayo Dance in Galway on the Friday night and staying over for the game on Sunday.’
- ‘The majority of occupiers stay over for one night and therefore the unit is occupied by an ever-changing group of up to five unrelated individuals.’
- ‘In an attempt to keep things ordinary, we asked some of his friends to stay over on Friday night.’
- ‘One night we were all staying over in a youth hostel located just next to a stretch of water.’
- ‘Whilst staying over for the night she said a number of incidents took place.’
- ‘Visitors staying over weren't exactly out of the ordinary.’
- ‘My friend was staying over for 2 nights from Miami.’
- ‘We had ten people staying over on Saturday night, which was lovely obviously, but which I think the cats found rather traumatic.’
- ‘I was sure I had bypassed that late snowstorm that hit Denver last night, when I stayed over at my cousin's.’
- ‘I stayed over on Saturday night, and we slept in the same bed.’
- ‘My mom already said I could have some people stay over for the night, and I choose you three.’
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