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Noun: ambush  'am,bûsh
  1. The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    - ambuscade [archaic], lying in wait, trap
Verb: ambush  'am,bûsh
  1. Wait in hiding to attack
    "They read about the bold proposal of leading out a party of French and Indians to ambush the English in the woods";
    - scupper, bushwhack [N. Amer], waylay, lurk, ambuscade [archaic], lie in wait
     
  2. Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
    - still-hunt [N. Amer]

Derived forms: ambushed, ambushing, ambushes

Type of: coup de main, hunt, hunt down, run, surprise attack, track down, wait

Encyclopedia: Ambush