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camp

noun  us   /kæmp/

camp noun (TENTS/BUILDINGS)

[C/U] a place where people stay in tents or other temporary structures: [U] We set up camp for the night near a stream. [C/U] A camp is also a place in the countryside organized for people, esp. children, to visit or live for a while to enjoy nature: [C/U] We sent our son away to (a) summer camp. [C/U] A camp is also a place where people, esp. military people, are trained, where military prisoners are kept, or where people have to live temporarily.

camp noun (GROUP)

[C] a group of people who share an opinion, esp. a political one: Voters in the governor’s camp will believe whatever he says about the state budget.

camp

verb [I]  us   /kæmp/

camp verb [I] (STAY IN TENTS/BUILDINGS)

to set up a tent or other temporary structure to give you shelter outside while you sleep or rest: We camped in a valley between the two mountains. We used to go camping out west when I was a child.
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