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Verb: decamp  di'kamp or dee'kamp
  1. Leave a camp
    "The hikers decamped before dawn";
    - break camp
  2. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    "the accountant decamped with the cash from the safe";
    - abscond, bolt, absquatulate [N. Amer], run off, go off, make off, make away
  3. Leave suddenly
    "She persuaded him to decamp";
    - skip, vamoose [informal]

Derived forms: decamped, decamps, decamping

Type of: cut and run [informal], depart, flee, fly, go away, go forth, leave, off [informal], quit, take flight, take leave

Encyclopedia: Decamp