Verb(1) leave a camp(2) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along(3) leave suddenly
(1) In fact, lack of interest led some of the audience to decamp during the break.(2) Yushchenko had asked the protesters to strike the camp last week, but many were reluctant to decamp and many stalwarts only began leaving Friday or Saturday.(3) Borland will stay in California, so there won't be a repeat of the cost-cutting decampment of WP to Ottawa.(4) More than 10,000 pro-hunt campaigners from all over the country decamped to the seaside resort, which was hosting the Labour Party's annual conference.(5) Catching a hint of disapproval, the guests decamped to a local hostelry, where so much drink was taken they were ejected.(6) The ballet begins in Egypt with Cleopatra luxuriating in her bath, and swiftly moves on to her quick-witted evasion of an assassination attempt by her brother to her triumphant seduction of Caesar and decampment to Rome.(7) We decamped to Freedom, the micro-brewery across the road, and flopped down on the long comfy seats, where we stayed for the next four hours, the size of the group slowly dwindling until eventually there was only four of us left.(8) In January 2004, after contributing to Cambridge University's decision to abandon its plans for a new neuroscience research centre, the animal rights group and a number of its supporters decamped to Oxford.(9) She majored in communications at the University of Iowa, then decamped for New York City, where she spent a brief period working at The New Yorker and at travel magazines.(10) After five years in an office perched over the Piazza Diavolo in the broken heart of Kings Cross, I've decamped to the cool marble splendour of the city's optimistically named Trust Building.(11) What is clear is that Duchamp's decampment to New York is the single most symbolic act in the transfer of cultural power from old world to new.(12) At the end of 2000, Aiken decamped to London and completed a postgraduate course in journalism at the University of Central England in Birmingham.(13) It was June 1994 and a by-election had finally been called to replace then-EU Commissioner Padraig Flynn in Co Mayo who had decamped to Brussels 18 months previously.(14) After spending the Christmas season in London with my family, Rylan and I decamped for the continent, hoping that when we returned, the scandal of our wedding would have died down.(15) We decamped to Porters, as usual, and took over half a dozen tables or so to drink the night away.(16) Just before sunset, the army decamped as if to go east to meet Kerbogha in the field.
(1) aide-de-camp :: aide-de-kamp
1. abscond ::
2. strike one's tents ::
slaan 'n mens se tente
3. vamoose ::
4. break camp ::
5. make off ::
decamp, decamped, decamping, decampment, decamps
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