Examples of decamp in a Sentence
She took the papers and decamped.
He decamped to Europe soon after news of the scandal broke.
Recent Examples of decamp from the Web
Art Center decamped to Hancock Park and then Pasadena.
The current issue of the British magazine Director has a feature on entrepreneurs who have decamped from Old Blighty to headquarter their companies in Silicon Valley.
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Origin and Etymology of decamp
French décamper, from Middle French descamper, from des- de- + camper to camp
First Known Use: 1676See Words from the same year
DECAMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decamp for English Language Learners
: to leave a place suddenly and secretly
DECAMP Defined for Kids
Definition of decamp for Students
1 : to pack up gear and leave a camp
2 : to go away suddenly As soon as school was out, we decamped to the beach.
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