decamp definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To depart secretly or all of a sudden.
    • To leave from a camp or camping ground.
    • to split up a camp; to maneuver from a camping ground, often when the sun goes down or privately.
    • thus, to depart unexpectedly; to hightail it; -- usually made use of disparagingly.
  • verb:
    • to split up camp and move ahead.
    • To disappear completely suddenly and secretly.
    • leave out of the blue
    • try to escape; usually includes taking some thing or someone along
    • leave a camp
  • others:
    • To leave from a camp or camping-ground; break camp; march down: as, the military decamped at six o'clock.
    • In a broad sense, to leave rapidly, privately, or unceremoniously; take an individual's self off; hightail it: as, he decamped instantly.
    • To camp.

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