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Meaning of DECAMP

Pronunciation:  di'kamp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  leave suddenly (very informal usage); "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"
  2. [v]  run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  3. [v]  leave a camp; "The hikers decamped before dawn"

DECAMP is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: abscond, absquatulate, bolt, break camp, go off, run off, skip, vamoose
 See Also: depart, flee, fly, go away, go forth, leave, levant, quit, take flight, take leave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*camp"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Decamped} (?; 215); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Decamping}.] [F. d['e]camper; pref. d['e]- (L.
dis) + camp camp. See {Camp}.]
1. To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground,
   usually by night or secretly. --Macaulay.

2. Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used

         The fathers were ordered to decamp, and the house
         was once again converted into a tavern. --Goldsmith.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abscond, absquatulate, avoid, beat a retreat, begone, bolt, break, break camp, clear out, cut and run, depart, desert, dog it, elope, elude, escape, evade, exit, flee, fly, fugitate, go, go AWOL, hightail, jump, jump bail, kite, lam, leave, levant, make off, powder, pull up stakes, quit, retire, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, scape, scram, show the heels, shun, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, split, strike camp, take a powder, take flight, take French leave, take off, take to flight, take wing, turn tail, vamoose, withdraw