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Definition of "decamp" [de•camp]

  • To depart secretly or suddenly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To depart from a camp or camping ground. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decamp" in a sentence
  • "They decamp from the nick and roaraway in a cloud of dust."
  • "But late Friday protest leaders softened their stance, saying they would agree to decamp from the Thai capital's commercial center if Abhisit were to promise to dissolve parliament in 30 days."
  • "Perhaps this explains Ford’s subsequent decision to decamp from the South in search of a more gullible electorate."