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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decamp \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used disparagingly. [1913 Webster] The fathers were ordered to decamp, and the house was once again converted into a tavern. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]




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