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decamp

Verb

1 leave a camp; "The hikers decamped before dawn" [syn: break camp]
2 run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along [syn: abscond, bolt, absquatulate, run off, go off]
3 leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town" [syn: skip, vamoose]

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Pronunciation

Intransitive verb

  1. To break up camp and move on.
  2. To disappear suddenly and secretly.

Extensive Definition

De Camp, or DeCamp, or Decamp, may mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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 French leave, take a powder, take flight, take off, take to flight, take wing, turn tail, vamoose, withdraw
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