[ US /dəˈkæmp/ ]
[ UK /dɪkˈæmp/ ]
  1. leave suddenly
    skip town
    She persuaded him to decamp
  2. leave a camp
    The hikers decamped before dawn
  3. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    The thief made off with our silver
    the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
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How To Use decamp In A Sentence

  • We decamped to Porters, as usual, and took over half a dozen tables or so to drink the night away.
  • Inspector Rajaram Pardeshi, in-charge of the Junnar police station said the suspects in Shivneri cut three iron grills of the temple window with a sharp object and decamped with a mangalsutra and a nath (nose ring) and some money (totalling Rs 10,725) by breaking open the donation box sometime between Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Are We Losing Our Faith in Tough Times?
  • The motor industry decamped to the suburbs. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their closeness as they decamp to a nearby café on the day of the show is readily apparent. Times, Sunday Times
  • I decamped and went for a coffee with David, who didn’t make things easier by pointing out that the riad was a significant piece of architecture and definitely worth saving. A House in Fez
  • 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.
  • They decamp from the nick and roaraway in a cloud of dust. The Sky Above Was Candy « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • She has decamped with all our money.
  • Fortunately, reason prevailed, the feudal overlords decamped, and no-one (apart from an unfortunate Indonesian border policeman) was killed.
  • One fellow London-dweller of my acquaintance said recently she was finally decamping from the city.
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