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ambush

am·bush

ambush

 
pronunciation:
aem bUsh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a surprise attack made from a hidden place.
The soldiers stopped the enemy with an ambush at dawn.
synonyms:
attack
similar words:
assault, lure, snare, trap
definition 2: a hiding place from which a surprise attack is made.
We waited in ambush behind some trees.
synonyms:
cover
similar words:
blind, concealment, hideout, screen
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ambushed, ambushes, ambushing
definition: to make a surprise attack from a hidden place.
The soldiers ambushed the enemy near the edge of the forest.
synonyms:
lie in wait
similar words:
assault, attack, lure, lurk
derivation: ambusher (n.)