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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.
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.
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.
She said students whose families have yet to be allowed to decamp would continue to attend classes in evacuation centers.
LEGAZPI CITY -- Authorities here have ordered a decamp of all persons living outside the eight-kilometer extended danger zone to solve the problem of heavy congestion in the evacuation centers.
This standard that the department is setting forth is easier for companies to satisfy in terms of internships qualifying as unpaid," said Paul DeCamp, an attorney who works with employers at Epstein Becker & Green.
Summary: Thieves strike and decamp with chickens in Patna
ANC is in NASA to stay and those agitating for the party to decamp are jubilee moles who don't have the party's interests at heart," the lawmaker said.
The men changed seats throughout the ride and spoke on multiple cell phones, arousing the suspicions of passenger Tianna Lynn Decamp, according to a sheriff's deputy report, who thought they were speaking in Arabic and discussing a bomb on the bus.
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.
According to Paul DeCamp, former administrator of the Wage and Hour Division under President George Bush, Department of Labor investigators are being instructed to seek civil penalties even in a first investigation of a worksite.