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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['e]camper;  pref.  d['e]-  (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 
  disparagingly. 
 
  The  fathers  were  ordered  to  decamp,  and  the  house 
  was  once  again  converted  into  a  tavern.  --Goldsmith. 




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