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decamp

[ dih-kamp ]
/ dɪˈkæmp /
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verb (used without object)
to depart from a camp; to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground: We decamped before the rain began.
to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously: The band of thieves decamped in the night.
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Origin of decamp

1670–80; <French décamper, equivalent to dé-dis-1 + camper to encamp; see camp1

OTHER WORDS FROM decamp

de·camp·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decamp

decamp
/ (dɪˈkæmp) /

verb (intr)
to leave a camp; break camp
to depart secretly or suddenly; abscond

Derived forms of decamp

decampment, noun
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