- 1Depart suddenly or secretly, especially to relocate one’s business or household in another area: now he has decamped to HollywoodMore example sentences
- Catching a hint of disapproval, the guests decamped to a local hostelry, where so much drink was taken they were ejected.
- After living in Whistler for 12 years, she decamped to Golden in May to escape an escalating cost of living.
- 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.
- 1.1 • archaic Break up or leave a military camp: the armies of both chiefs had decampedMore example sentences
strike one's tents, break camp, move on
- Just before sunset, the army decamped as if to go east to meet Kerbogha in the field.
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Borland will stay in California, so there won't be a repeat of the cost-cutting decampment of WP to Ottawa.
late 17th century: from French décamper, from dé- (expressing removal) + camp 'camp'.