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Break camp   /breɪk kæmp/   Listen
Break camp

verb
1.
Leave a camp.  Synonym: decamp.






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"Break camp" Quotes from Famous Books



... up, though it wasn't really morning yet. But you don't know how good our fried fish did taste! I ate till I was ashamed, and then finished the bits in the spider; and I could have eaten as many more, I guess. Then I cleared everything up ready to break camp, while the professor went off again, and then he came back, and we embarked. This was about six bells, I think. We hadn't gone more than two knots when the boat began to slip along so easy and fast I couldn't understand it, till ...
— Sara, a Princess • Fannie E. Newberry

... escapes. As a result of an embassy sent to Daifusama from this vessel chapas or writs of safety are provided to the Spaniards so that any vessel putting into Japanese ports will be well treated in the future. The reenforcements sent to Gallinato at Jolo serve only to enable him to break camp and return to Manila. While Acuna is on his way to Pintados to inspect those islands, a raiding expedition of Moros goes as far as Luzon and Mindoro, committing many depredations, thus compelling the governor to return, who narrowly escapes capture. ...
— History of the Philippine Islands Vols 1 and 2 • Antonio de Morga



Words linked to "Break camp" :   decamp, take leave, depart, quit



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