Definitions for: Decamp

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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