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

 

encamp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmp//
 
[intransitive, transitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encamp
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmp//
 
he / she / it encamps
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmps//
 
past simple encamped
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmpt//
 
past participle encamped
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmpt//
 
-ing form encamping
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæmpɪŋ//
 
 
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if a group of people encamp or are encamped somewhere, they set up a camp or have set up a camp there Word Origin mid 16th cent. (formerly also as incamp): from en-, in- ‘in, within’ + camp.
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