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camp

noun uk   /kæmp/ us  

camp noun (TENTS/BUILDINGS)

B1 [C or U] a place where people stay in tents or other temporary structures: We pitched/set up camp (= put up our tents) by the lakeside. B2 [C] an area where people are kept temporarily for a particular reason: a labour/prison/refugee camp B2 [C or U] a place where soldiers stay when they are training or fighting a war: an army camp

camp noun (OPINION)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who share an opinion, especially a political one: The pro-abortion camp are fighting to decriminalize abortion. The party is divided into two distinct camps over the legislation.

camp

verb [I] uk   /kæmp/ us  
A2 to put up a tent and stay in it for a short while, for example while on holiday: We camped on one of the lower slopes of the mountain.
Phrasal verbs

camp

adjective uk   /kæmp/ informal us  
(of a man) behaving and dressing in a way that some people think is typical of a gay man: What's the name of that amazingly camp actor with the high voice and a funny walk? using bright colours, loud sounds, unusual behaviour, etc. in a humorous way: Their shows are always incredibly camp and flamboyant.
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