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

 

bivouac

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuæk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bivouac
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuæk//
 
he / she / it bivouacs
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuæks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuæks//
 
past simple bivouacked
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuækt//
 
past participle bivouacked
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuækt//
 
-ing form bivouacking
BrE BrE//ˈbɪvuækɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪvuækɪŋ//
 
 
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(bivouacking, bivouacked) [intransitive] to spend the night in a bivouac Word Origin early 18th cent. (denoting a night watch by the whole army): from French, probably from Swiss German Bîwacht ‘additional guard at night’, apparently denoting a citizens' patrol supporting the ordinary town watch.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bivouac

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