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

 

decamp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decamp
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmp//
 
he / she / it decamps
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmps//
 
past simple decamped
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmpt//
 
past participle decamped
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmpt//
 
-ing form decamping
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæmpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] decamp (from…) (to…) to leave a place suddenly, often secretly Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French décamper, from dé- (expressing removal) + camp ‘camp’.Extra examples He sold their furniture and decamped with the money. The firm’s production unit has decamped to California. The first person to take up the job decamped after a few days.
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