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intr.v. de·camped, de·camp·ing, de·camps
1. To depart secretly or suddenly.
2. To depart from a camp or camping ground.
[French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see camp1).]
1. to leave a camp; break camp
2. to depart secretly or suddenly; abscond
1. to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground.
2. to depart hastily and secretly.
Past participle: decamped
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|Verb||1.||decamp - leave a camp; "The hikers decamped before dawn"|
|2.||decamp - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"|
levant - run off without paying a debt
|3.||decamp - leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"|
1. make off, fly, escape, desert, flee, bolt, run away, flit (informal), abscond, hook it (slang), sneak off, do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), steal away, do a bunk (Brit. slang), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), skedaddle (informal), hightail it (informal, chiefly U.S.), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang) Bugsy decided to decamp to Hollywood from New York.
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).