decamp

[dih-kamp]
verb (used without object)
1.
to depart from a camp; to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground: We decamped before the rain began.
2.
to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously: The band of thieves decamped in the night.

Origin:
1670–80; < French décamper, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + camper to encamp; see camp1

decampment, noun
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decamp (dɪˈkæmp)
 
vb
1.  to leave a camp; break camp
2.  to depart secretly or suddenly; abscond
 
de'campment
 
n

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decamp
1670s, from Fr. décamper, earlier descamper, earlier descamper, from des- (see dis-) + camper (see camp (1)). Non-military use is from 1751.
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Example sentences
Naturally the aide-decamp had not had the forethought to provide himself with either, so he took his departure.
The tents and the tent-life are more interesting for the moment than objects which cannot decamp.
If they suspect that universities, too, are full of spooks they will decamp.
Some, however, are being offered double that to decamp to rivals.
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