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camp out

1. To sleep outside recreationally; to camp, typically with a sleeping bag and/or tent. My little brother really wants to camp out for his birthday, so we're going to set up a tent in our back yard for him. I love hiking and camping out, but my boyfriend is not very outdoorsy.
2. To live in a place other than one home's temporarily, often in conditions that are not ideal. I'm camping out in my aunt's basement until I can move into my new apartment, so my roommates right now are a washer and dryer—and a few bugs.
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camp out

to live out of doors temporarily in a tent or camping vehicle, as on a vacation or special camping trip. I love to camp out in the winter.
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camp out

Sleep outdoors; also, stay somewhere for an unusually long time. For example, "We camped out in a field this night" (George Washington, Journal, March 18, 1748). In the early 1900s, the expression was extended to figurative uses, meaning simply "to stay somewhere for an unusually long time," as in She camped out at the stage door, hoping for an autograph.
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camp out

v.
1. To sleep outdoors, usually in a tent: If the weather is nice, we should camp out on the mountain.
2. To reside at some place temporarily, especially under difficult conditions: I had to camp out in my cousin's living room until I found an apartment of my own.
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A total of 450 players camped out in different locations around the country in a bid to draw more attention to the homelessness crisis which has gripped the country.
Former Wexford hurler Diarmuid who camped out in Wexford Town, was struck by It was the "chorus of voices" calling for change.
Perhaps had I been discovered, I could have spent weekends with a beer in my hand, watching football games, like many of the parents of the boys we camped out with in the back country.
reports a 200-percent boost in January sales over a year ago, not counting three late-1991 sellouts when the buyers camped out.