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Definition of camp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    camp

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kæmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they camp
    BrE BrE//kæmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmp//
     
    he / she / it camps
    BrE BrE//kæmps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmps//
     
    past simple camped
    BrE BrE//kæmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmpt//
     
    past participle camped
    BrE BrE//kæmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmpt//
     
    -ing form camping
    BrE BrE//ˈkæmpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæmpɪŋ//
     
    Video games, Hobbies, Camping
     
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    live in tent
  1. 1  [intransitive] to put up a tent and live in it for a short time I camped overnight in a field. See related entries: Hobbies, Camping
  2. 2  [intransitive] go camping to stay in a tent, especially while you are on holiday/vacation They go camping in France every year. Wordfinderbreak, camp, cruise, holiday, honeymoon, package tour, self-catering, tourist, travel, visa See related entries: Hobbies, Camping
  3. stay for short time
  4. 3[intransitive] camp (out) to live in somebody’s house for a short time, especially when you do not have a bed there I'm camping out at a friend's apartment at the moment.
  5. 4[intransitive] (of a character in a video game) to stay in one place in order to keep attacking enemies and gain an advantage I can’t get through to the market square as someone’s camping on top of the base. See related entries: Video games
  6. Word Originverb early 16th cent.: from French camp, champ, from Italian campo, from Latin campus ‘level ground’, specifically applied to the Campus Martius in Rome, used for games, athletic practice, and military drill. Phrasal Verbscamp it upcamp out
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: camp