decamp[dē kamp′, di-]
- to break or leave camp
- to go away suddenly and secretly; run away
Origin: French décamper, to break camp: see de- and amp; camp
- decampment noun
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intransitive verb de·camped, de·camp·ing, de·camps
- To depart secretly or suddenly.
- To depart from a camp or camping ground.
Origin: French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see camp1).
- de·campˈment noun