pitch camp

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pitch camp

1. Literally, to set up everything one needs for a functioning campsite. This looks like a good spot to pitch camp. We'd better start pitching camp soon or we'll be doing it in the dark!
2. By extension, to settle into an area in which one plans to reside for a period of time. They pitched camp outside of the arena nearly 12 hours early to make sure they got great seats for the concert. The paparazzi have pitched camp outside of the actor's home, hoping to get pictures of his private life.
See also: camp, pitch

pitch camp

to set up or arrange a campsite. We pitched camp near the stream. Two campers went ahead of us to pitch camp while it was still light.
See also: camp, pitch

pitch camp

If someone pitches camp, they settle somewhere for a period. As the scandal broke, reporters pitched camp outside the family home in Faversham.
See also: camp, pitch
References in classic literature ?
And always they pitched camp after dark, eating their bit of fish, and crawling to sleep into the snow.
Beside the trees, on a sand bank, they pitched camp. Plenty of dry wood lay about, and Billy whistled genially while he gathered and chopped.
Some of the prominent figures in the church's history are Hiram Edson, James Springer White and Joseph Bates.MISSIONARIESThere was a need to spread the word of God to the whole world, and the first Adventist missionaries decided to come to Kenya in 1906.They were Arthur Carscallen and Peter Nyambo, from Malawi, who settled near the sandy and rocky Gendia hill after finding out that Islam had dominated the coastal region while other Christian missionaries had already pitched camp in other parts of the country.
In the aftermath of the painful killing of the policewoman at a snap checkpoint, the police deployed its might from the headquarters in Accra to the Northern Regional capital of Tamale, and together with a standby force, pitched camp with the common objective to fish out the unseen undesirable elements responsible for the heinous act.
Keith Thurman pitched camp much later than Pacquiao but the undefeated 30-year-old sounded sure he has covered all he needed to during a relatively brief preparation.
All the four candidates have pitched camp in the Western region as they seek to seize every opportunity to sell their agenda.
The Fuel Masters, led by All-Star players Calvin Abueva and Jason Perkins, pitched camp in a resort hotel in Dagupan, holding a team-building session and practices Friday and Saturday in a bid to keep in shape for the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals where they play either Magnolia, NLEX, NorthPort or Alaska Milk.
The Kenyan, who has pitched camp in high altitude areas of Nyahururu for the last one month since returning from his training base in Japan, feels he will be ready on Sunday to claim the first marathon title in his career.
His replacement Gabriel Jesus, Sterling and Bernardo all missed chances to turn City's dominance into more goals before they pitched camp at 3-0.
FAMILIES have voiced their anger after a group of travellers pitched camp next to football pitches in Cardiff.
BAGS overflowing with litter, a complete water heating system and even a kitchen sink were among items left behind after a group of travellers pitched camp in Colwyn Bay.
e team pitched camp for a time hoping Sean would recover but the infection took hold and Mike was forced to call in the emergency services.
"We biked on Christmas Day up to 4,200 metres and descended on the other side, and we pitched camp on a salt flat and tucked into some supper.
Gilles Bourdouleix, a 53-year-old member of the National Assembly for the centrist UDI party and mayor of Cholet, north western France, made the controversial remark as he was confronted by a group of travellers who had pitched camp on the city's soil.