- to hunt or search for (an enemy or item) by maintaining a position where it is known to spawn: There were a couple of us camping a notorious monster for rare dropped items.
- to hide or take cover in (a relatively safe play area), often as part of an ambush strategy for attacking other characters: Camp a choke point like the bridge, or just hide in the bushes with a sniper rifle and you’ll be the last man standing.
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How to use camp in a sentence
Wherever you go, the Talon will help turn your car camping site into a true base camp.Three Family-Friendly Adventures to Try This Fall|Outside Editors|September 17, 2020|Outside Online
In backcountry areas where bruins and other animals want your food, hanging it in a tree downwind of camp will keep it out of reach and reduce nighttime animal prowlers around your tent.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Overall, athletes had successful camps in 46 of the 82 cases, for a hit rate of 56 percent.Why Altitude Training Helps Some but Not Others|Alex Hutchinson|September 11, 2020|Outside Online
This summer, consumer financial services company Synchrony introduced Synchrony summer camps, virtual summer camp experiences for 3,700 children of employees.The best back-to-school benefits companies are offering their employees|ehinchliffe|September 10, 2020|Fortune
At the beginning of camp, students often reported that struggling with math was a sign you weren’t doing well.A secret of science: Mistakes boost understanding|Rachel Kehoe|September 10, 2020|Science News For Students
Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Within a concentration camp, would someone make a joke about the number, the tattooed number?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For now, Sabrine continues her daily routine of visits to the protest camp, to political leaders and taking care of the twins.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda|Ruth Michaelson|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the summer of 2014, they both were sentenced to 4-1/2 years in a labor camp.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prison camp island nation known as Cuba erupted in celebration.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro|Doug McIntyre|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
In the most perfect stillness, we arrived within two hundred paces of the enemy's camp.
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
Meanwhile, he had been selected as aide-de-camp by General d'Ure de Molans.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Thus the whole State became one vast armed camp, nearly forty thousand men on a side, arrayed against each other.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for camp (1 of 3)
Derived forms of campcamping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for camp (2 of 3)
- to seek to focus attention on oneself by making an ostentatious display, overacting, etc
- to flaunt one's homosexuality
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British Dictionary definitions for camp (3 of 3)
Other Idioms and Phrases with camp
In addition to the idioms beginning with camp
- camp follower
- camp it up
- camp out
- break camp
- foot in both camps
- happy camper