decamp

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verb de·camp \di-ˈkamp, dē-\

Definition of decamp

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

  3. 2 :  to depart suddenly :  abscond

decampment

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Examples of decamp in a sentence

  1. She took the papers and decamped.

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

Origin and Etymology of decamp

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


First Known Use: 1676


DECAMP Defined for English Language Learners

decamp

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verb de·camp \di-ˈkamp, dē-\

Definition of decamp for English Language Learners

  • : to leave a place suddenly and secretly


DECAMP Defined for Kids

decamp

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verb de·camp \di-ˈkamp\

Definition of decamp for Students

decamped

decamping

  1. 1 :  to pack up gear and leave a camp

  2. 2 :  to go away suddenly <As soon as school was out, we decamped to the beach.>


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