- v leave a camp
The hikers decamped before dawn
- v run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
- v leave suddenly
She persuaded him to decamp
- One fear is that multinational firms that have made Hong Kong their Asian base will increasingly decamp for cleaner localesparticularly Singapore, dubbed the best city for Asian .
- In the early 20th century, white was the uniform of choice for Americans well-to-do enough to decamp from their city digs to warmer climes for months at a time: light summer .
- There are locals who, reaching a certain age, decamp with their oxygen bottles to Denver.
- Alexander Payne in Omaha World-Herald
Currently, I'm producing a movie called 'Cedar Rapids,' which was going to film in Iowa but was forced to decamp to Michigan when Iowa blinked,Payne wrote.
- Tom Chaplin in BBC News
We felt it would be nice just to be a gang and decamp to another city, somewhere that we liked the look of and seemed vibrant and exciting,explains singer Tom Chaplin.
- Max Mosley in Telegraph.co.uk
Twenty years ago it would have been impossible. Ten years ago unlikely. But now it will be relatively straightforward for the teams to decamp,said Mosley. "There are countries with the capacity and a skilled labour force that you imagine...