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encamp

[en-kamp] /ɛnˈkæmp/
verb (used without object)
1.
to settle or lodge in a camp.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make into a camp.
3.
to lodge or place in a camp.
Origin of encamp
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; en-1 + camp1
Related forms
unencamped, adjective
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encamp

/ɪnˈkæmp/
verb
1.
to lodge or cause to lodge in a camp
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Word Origin and History for encamp
v.

1560s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + camp (n.). Related: Encamped; encamping.

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