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en- +‎ camp


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈkæmp/
  • Rhymes: -æmp
  • Hyphenation: en‧camp


encamp (third-person singular simple present encamps, present participle encamping, simple past and past participle encamped)

  1. (intransitive) To establish a camp or temporary shelter.
    • 1999, Harish Kapadia, “Ascents in the Panch Chuli Group”, in Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya, New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 136:
      We spent half an hour on the summit before returning to our camp, where we stuffed the frozen tent and all the gear into our packs and started the long descent of the southwest ridge to rejoin Harish and others who were still encamped on the col at the foot of it.
  2. (transitive) To form into a camp.
    • 2021 March 25, Phil McNulty, “England 5-0 San Marino”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England were encamped in San Marino territory for the entire game and the only disappointment for manager Gareth Southgate will be the fact their finishing was very poor.