set up camp


: to prepare an area for sleeping outside
The hikers set up camp just before sunset.

Examples of set up camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a stay in Lincolnshire, where the show set up camp to film for a period, Mylchreest rented a house and bunked with co-stars, including India Amarteifio, who plays Queen Charlotte, Sam Clemmett, who plays her butler Brimsley, and Freddie Dennis, who plays George’s butler Reynolds. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, 10 May 2023 With each encampment sweep — in NoMa, on New Jersey Avenue, outside Union Square — more people would trudge into McPherson Square and set up camp. Kyle Swenson, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2023 This predominately Coptic Christian community dates back to the 1920s, when families migrated from their home villages in Upper Egypt and set up camp on what was then the outskirts of Cairo, collecting garbage as feed for their pig farms and to sell as scrap. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Jan. 2023 In New Zealand's capital of Wellington, demonstrators have set up camp on the grounds of the country's parliament and have gathered on the streets to protest Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's vaccine mandate, according to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ). Jeevan Ravindran, CNN, 13 Feb. 2022 Poland has massed thousands of troops on its border with Belarus to keep out Middle Eastern migrants who have set up camp there, as Western officials accuse Belarus’s leader of intentionally trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. New York Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Street vendors who set up camp outside the Los Angeles City College Swap Meet say they’re being harassed and displaced by new owner Phillip Dane. Alejandra Reyes-Velarde Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 Civil War reenactors will set up camp in Central Park, fire muskets and drill just as their predecessors did 155 years ago. Jesse Leavenworth,, 7 Oct. 2021 The United States blocked its border with Mexico yesterday at a Texas town, Del Rio, where thousands of Haitian migrants have crossed and set up camp in recent weeks. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2021

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“Set up camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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