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noun camp pronunciation in American English /kæmp/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a place with tents or other shelters where people go for a vacation
    The kids were sent away to camp every summer.
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    1. a.
      a place for children to stay in the summer that offers training in a particular skill
      She’s spending two weeks at a music camp.
    2. b.
      a collection of tents or trailers (=small houses on wheels) that people use when they are traveling
      Their camp was just below the summit.
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    3. c.
      a place with tents or other shelters for people such as soldiers or prisoners to live in
      refugee/internment/detention camp: After the war, millions of people ended up in refugee camps.
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  2. 2
    [countable] a group of people within a larger group who have the same ideas or support the same person
    People in the Brown camp (=who support Brown) deny this rumor.



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