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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
decamp
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 ?
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But from one thousand the deserters increased to two thousand, then to four thousand, and, a week after, Lambert, perceiving that he had no longer the possibility of accepting battle, if it were offered to him, took the wise resolution of decamping during the night, returning to London, and being beforehand with Monk in constructing a power with the wreck of the military party.
The introduction, however, was immediately made; and as she named their relationship to herself, she stole a sly look at him, to see how he bore it, and was not without the expectation of his decamping as fast as he could from such disgraceful companions.
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Summary: London [United Kingdom], July 6 (ANI): Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday, when asked why he ran away from the Indian judiciary, remained defiant on his decamping to the U.
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