Definition of Decamp

1. Verb. Leave a camp. "The hikers decamped before dawn"

Exact synonyms: Break Camp
Generic synonyms: Depart, Quit, Take Leave
Derivative terms: Decampment



2. Verb. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along. "The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
Exact synonyms: Abscond, Absquatulate, Bolt, Go Off, Make Off, Run Off
Specialized synonyms: Levant
Generic synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight
Derivative terms: Absconder, Abscondment, Bolt, Decampment

3. Verb. Leave suddenly. "Skip town"
Exact synonyms: Skip, Vamoose
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Language type: Colloquialism

Definition of Decamp

1. v. i. To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly.

Definition of Decamp

1. Verb. (intransitive) To break up camp and move on. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To disappear suddenly and secretly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decamp

1. to depart from a camping ground [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decamp

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decamethonium
decamethonium bromide
decamethonium compounds
decamethoniums
decamethylcyclopentasiloxane
decamethyltetrasiloxane
decametre
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decametric
decamine
decamp (current term)
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decan
decanal
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decandrous
decane
decanedioic acid
decanes
decanethiol
decanethiols

Literary usage of Decamp

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1. The Stage, Or, Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of by James Edward Murdoch, J. Bunting (1880)
"Miss DeCamp was born at Vienna on the 17th of January, 1774; her father, George Louis DeCamp, was a gentleman of considerable estimation as a musician. ..."

2. Athletics at Princeton: A History by James Hugh Moffatt, Frank Presbrey (1901)
"IQ—Touchdown by DeCamp. The team possessed strong material but was weak in ... 12—• Touchdown by DeCamp. On Election Day Princeton played a team ot ..."

3. The Cincinnati Superior Court Reporter by Charles Phelps Taft, Ohio Superior Court (Cincinnati), Bellamy Storer, Peter Rawson Taft (1872)
"JOSEPH decamp v. A. 0. GASKILL ET AL. By contract with G., D. performed work and later for ... decamp ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1858)
"A test is now before Convention, which will oblige all those to decamp who are the objects of its rigour. ..."

5. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"The enemy appear to be preparing to decamp and retire to New York, as they are much disgusted with their late treatment in New Jersey, and have a great ..."

6. Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Fire Underwriters Association (1915)
"So spiritually, mentally and physically equipped as to be himself easily a leader in the various social and business activities of this life, Mr. DeCamp ..."

7. The Ohio Nisi Prius Reports by Ohio Courts (1905)
"DeCamp et al. intention had not in fact existed. The very object for which the witness was called was to prove that the deed was never delivered, ..."

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