intr.v. de·camped, de·camp·ing, de·camps
1. To depart secretly or suddenly.
2. To depart from a camp or camping ground.
[French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see CAMP1).]
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