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decamp

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verb de·camp \di-ˈkamp, dē-\

Simple Definition of decamp

  • : to leave a place suddenly and secretly

Full Definition of decamp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break up a camp

  3. 2 :  to depart suddenly :  abscond

de·camp·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of decamp

  1. She took the papers and decamped.

  2. He decamped to Europe soon after news of the scandal broke.



Origin of decamp

French décamper, from Middle French descamper, from des- de- + camper to camp


First Known Use: 1676


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