8 Phrasal verbs with Stop with easy-to-follow explanations and examples. Stop over, stop out meaning.
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8 Phrasal verbs with stop
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In this particular episode, we’re going to take a look at phrasal verbs with stop. So the first one:
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to stop away
Meaning: to stay away from somewhere
He stopped away from the office for several weeks because he was in depression.
Lots of people in the last few months have stopped away from their offices and worked remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak.
He was warned by the police to stop away from his ex-girlfriend’s home because he was annoying her.
to stop by
Meaning: to make a short visit to somebody/something without invitation, without anything being pre-arranged
I’ll stop by on my way home to bring some milk and bread.
I stopped by the pub on the way home and I had a beer with the guys.
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to stop in
Meaning: to stay at home, to not go out
– What did you do for the weekend?
– I stopped in. I wasn’t feeling so well.
I decided to stop in because the weather was so bad.
to stop off
Meaning: to go somewhere on your way to another place
On my way home I stopped off at the supermarket and got a meal for two.
We were flying from Madrid to Moscow and we stopped off in Vienna for an hour to take on some other passengers.
8 phrasal verbs with stop
to stop on
Meaning: to stay behind, to remain somewhere longer than intended
We stop on at work to help somebody finish a project.
I’ll stop on if you like and give you a hand, I have nothing else to do this evening.
to stop out
Meaning: to remain out of your home late at night or to not come home at night
I had a rough weekend, I stopped out all night on Saturday. There were celebrations as one of our friends is getting married.
Meaning: to temporarily cease your studies at college/university or to take a sabbatical leave at work (American English)
She decided to put her career on hold and stopped out for 2 years to travel the world.
to stop over
Meaning: to stay somewhere for a short period of time in between parts of your journey
The plane will stop over on the way from London to Australia.
We can also use it as a noun – a stopover.
A flight from London to Sydney included two stopovers.
Meaning: we stopped over in two places, we made a quick stop on our way from London to Sydney.
8 phrasal verbs with stop
to stop up
Meaning: to stay up late, to not go to bed at the time you normally go to bed
When I was young, my father would allow me to stop up late if there was a boxing match on the television.
to stop up late = to stay up late
So here are 8 Phrasal verbs with Stop. Let’s revise them one more time:
- to stop away
- to stop by
- to stop in
- to stop off
- to stop on
- to stop out
- to stop over
- to stop up
All phrasal verbs using the verb to stop.
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