a camping out of a group.
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How to use campout in a sentence
Foreign tourists would often hike up the winding road and camp out in the ruins.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens | Jeff Campagna | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You have to camp out in the lobbies of fancy office buildings and banks.
But first—a mocha latte, then he's going back to camp out on Pearl Square all night.
It, too, starts well before dawn, with singers showing up the night before to camp out.
They were going to camp out in the woods all night, and they had stopped near a pool of water.Mappo, the Merry Monkey | Richard Barnum
To Cordova tonight, and to a camp out on a glacier tomorrow.The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
A few families pitched their wigwams together and lived in much the same way as people do now when they camp out in the summer.Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
But Chippy Hackee continued to camp out for another week, although it was uncomfortable.The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes | Beatrix Potter
We have some biscuit in our pockets, and if we don't get back before night, why we will just camp out.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge | Frank Gee Patchin
Other Idioms and Phrases with campout
Sleep outdoors; also, stay somewhere for an unusually long time. For example, “We camped out in a field this night” (George Washington, Journal, March 18, 1748). In the early 1900s, the expression was extended to figurative uses, meaning simply “to stay somewhere for an unusually long time,” as in She camped out at the stage door, hoping for an autograph.
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