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English Dictionary: decamped by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decamp \De*camp"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Decamped} (?; 215); p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Decamping}.] [F. d[82]camper; pref. d[82]- (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.
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