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camp it up

Definition of camp it up

informal

  1. :  to act with exaggerated speech or gestures <He really camped it up on stage.>



Word by Word Definitions

campplay
  1. :  a place usually away from urban areas where tents or simple buildings (as cabins) are erected for shelter or for temporary residence (as for laborers, prisoners, or vacationers)

    :  a group of tents, cabins, or huts

    :  a settlement newly sprung up in a lumbering or mining region

  1. :  to make camp or occupy a camp

    :  to take up one's quarters :  lodge

    :  to put into a camp

  1. :  exaggerated effeminate mannerisms exhibited especially by homosexuals

    :  something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing

    :  a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or displaying camp

  1. :  to engage in camp :  exhibit the qualities of camp

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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