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de·camp

 (dĭ-kămp′)
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).]

de·camp′ment n.

decamp

(dɪˈkæmp)
vb (intr)
1. to leave a camp; break camp
2. to depart secretly or suddenly; abscond
deˈcampment n

de•camp

(dɪˈkæmp)

v.i.
1. to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground.
2. to depart hastily and secretly.
[1670–80; < French décamper=dé- dis-1 + camper to encamp; see camp1]
de•camp′ment, n.

decamp


Past participle: decamped
Gerund: decamping

Imperative
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decamp
Present
I decamp
you decamp
he/she/it decamps
we decamp
you decamp
they decamp
Preterite
I decamped
you decamped
he/she/it decamped
we decamped
you decamped
they decamped
Present Continuous
I am decamping
you are decamping
he/she/it is decamping
we are decamping
you are decamping
they are decamping
Present Perfect
I have decamped
you have decamped
he/she/it has decamped
we have decamped
you have decamped
they have decamped
Past Continuous
I was decamping
you were decamping
he/she/it was decamping
we were decamping
you were decamping
they were decamping
Past Perfect
I had decamped
you had decamped
he/she/it had decamped
we had decamped
you had decamped
they had decamped
Future
I will decamp
you will decamp
he/she/it will decamp
we will decamp
you will decamp
they will decamp
Future Perfect
I will have decamped
you will have decamped
he/she/it will have decamped
we will have decamped
you will have decamped
they will have decamped
Future Continuous
I will be decamping
you will be decamping
he/she/it will be decamping
we will be decamping
you will be decamping
they will be decamping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decamping
you have been decamping
he/she/it has been decamping
we have been decamping
you have been decamping
they have been decamping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decamping
you will have been decamping
he/she/it will have been decamping
we will have been decamping
you will have been decamping
they will have been decamping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decamping
you had been decamping
he/she/it had been decamping
we had been decamping
you had been decamping
they had been decamping
Conditional
I would decamp
you would decamp
he/she/it would decamp
we would decamp
you would decamp
they would decamp
Past Conditional
I would have decamped
you would have decamped
he/she/it would have decamped
we would have decamped
you would have decamped
they would have decamped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decamp - leave a camp; "The hikers decamped before dawn"
take leave, quit, depart - go away or leave
2.decamp - run awaydecamp - 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
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
3.decamp - leave suddenlydecamp - leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"

decamp

verb
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.

decamp

verb
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Slang: lam.
Regional: absquatulate.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
Translations

decamp

[dɪˈkæmp] VI
1. (Mil) → levantar el campamento
2. (= make off) → escaparse; (= move) → irse (to a)

decamp

[dɪˈkæmp] vi (= leave) → décamper, filer
to decamp to → filer à

decamp

vi
(Mil) → das Lager abbrechen
(inf)verschwinden, sich aus dem Staube machen (inf)

decamp

[dɪˈkæmp] vifilarsela
References in classic literature ?
I confess it with shame - shrunk icily into myself, like a snail; at every glance retired colder and farther; till finally the poor innocent was led to doubt her own senses, and, overwhelmed with confusion at her supposed mistake, persuaded her mamma to decamp.
When they entered D'Artagan's chamber, it was empty; the landlord, dreading the consequences of the encounter which was doubtless about to take place between the young man and the stranger, had, consistent with the character he had given himself, judged it prudent to decamp.
His unreasonable objections to a further march by land were overruled, and the party prepared to decamp.
The short-hand writers, the reporters of the court, and the reporters of the newspapers invariably decamp with the rest of the regulars when Jarndyce and Jarndyce comes on.
This ministerial apprentice decamps when his protector leaves office, returning sometimes when he returns.
TWO years ago, just as David Miliband was about to decamp to New York to take charge of the International Rescue charity, a close aide to the former Foreign Secretary told me it wouldn't be "too long" before David returned to take over from brother Ed.
The whole class would then decamp to the grass next to the playground.
A few kilometers away from the crime spot, the robbers shot dead jewellery shop employee Milind Manjhi while trying to decamp with gold.
Comp time bills] always face the same opposition," says Paul DeCamp, a partner at Jackson Lewis and former administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
But when the couple squabble over their personal habits, she decides to decamp to Thailand to write a travelogue.
Our new Search API is unique in the telecommunications industry and is designed to provide a fast and direct interface for our partners to help expand their toll-free number business," said Rick DeCamp, vice president of business development for Custom Toll Free.
John Decamp, St Helens Chamber's business taskforce manager, said: "Our broad objective is to support existing companies who are operating in difficult trading conditions so that they can continue to trade and provide jobs and opportunities for the local community.