- 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
China’s government has disputed the characterization of the program as “camps,” saying they were vocational training centers to reform minor criminals.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The next morning, after coffee and breakfast, we pack up camp and gather for our daily map meeting.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Teams signed fewer undrafted free agents, in part because of smaller training camp rosters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After camp, he stopped writing a list of daily goals and started reading a Bible verse every morning.
The Navigator’s radar-controlled adaptive cruise control system makes it easy to set and maintain an appropriate speed on our highway miles to and from Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, where we were camping.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution|Dan Carney|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
“We used to have a lot more promotion of the camps, and a lot more troops went camping,” says Sheppard.
She stood outside the gates of the festival on the first day with a truck packed with camping gear for the weekend.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No littering,” “no smoking,” “no cooking,” “no camping,” “no dogs,” “no glass containers,” “no alcohol,” “no bonfires.
I remember filming out in the woods with Ethan, that camping scene.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Somewhere early on in the scene where we go camping together, the young man that Ellar is now was born,” says Hawke.The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece|Marlow Stern|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The camping-out at Streetly Wood has annually recurred since that date; the first sham fight took place June 20, 1877.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
While he camped out with his heart and mind, she played at camping out with her clothes and body.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
He stole into the heart of the grove and satisfied himself that our game had not appropriated it as a camping-place.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The tepees of the Indians were hardly distinguishable from those which Nature had pitched on this world-old camping-ground.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
The next morning at breakfast Tom announced to the girls that his father had agreed to the proposed camping trip.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
British Dictionary definitions for camp (1 of 3)
Derived forms of campcamping, noun
Word Origin for camp
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
Word Origin for camp
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