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What does "Ambush" mean?


(v. i.) To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk (v. t.) A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise (v. t.) A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare (v. t.) The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait (v. t.) To attack by ambush; to waylay (v. t.) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy

Synonyms trap, waylay, lurk, scupper, ambuscade, bushwhack, lying in wait, lie in wait, still-hunt

Word Family ambushed, ambusher, ambushers, ambushes, ambushing, ambushings