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camp

noun uk   us   /kæmp/

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 campB2 [C or U] a place where soldiers stay when they are training or fighting a war: an army camp
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camp noun (OPINION)

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

camp

verb uk   us   /kæmp/
A2 [I] 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. [I or T] mainly US (UK usually encamp) to put a group of tents or temporary shelters in one place, or to put someone in a group of tents or temporary shelters: Troops were camped only 25 miles from the capital.
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camp

adjective uk   us   /kæmp/ mainly UK informal (US usually campy)
(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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