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ambush

am·bush

ambush

 
 
pronunciation:
aem bUsh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an attack from a hidden position.
The successful dawn ambush ended the enemy's advance.
synonyms:
ambuscade, attack
similar words:
assault, lure, snare, trap
definition 2: the act of hiding so as to attack by surprise.
synonyms:
ambuscade
definition 3: the place of concealment in which ambushers hide.
synonyms:
cover
similar words:
blind, concealment, hideaway, hideout, screen
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ambushed, ambushes, ambushing
definition: to attack from concealment.
The troops ambushed the enemy soldiers as they entered the forest.The outlaws ambushed the stagecoach.
synonyms:
ambuscade, lie in wait, surprise, waylay
similar words:
assault, attack, ensnare, entrap, jump, lure, lurk, skulk
derivation: ambusher (n.)