ambush definition

  • noun:
    • The work of lying-in delay to attack by surprise.
    • a rapid assault made of a concealed place.
    • Those concealing to be able to strike by surprise.
    • The hiding spot used for this.
    • a concealed danger or pitfall.
    • The act of concealing yourself and lying-in delay to strike by surprise.
    • An attack launched from a concealed place.
    • A disposition or arrangement of soldiers for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed place. Thus: Unseen danger; a computer device to entrap; a snare.
    • a hidden station, in which troops or opponents lie in hold off to strike by surprise.
    • The soldiers uploaded in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in hold off.
    • The act or condition of lying hidden for the true purpose of attacking by surprise; a lying in hold off; the work of assaulting unexpectedly from a concealed position.
    • A secret or hidden place where soldiers lie in wait to strike unawares.
    • The troops posted in a concealed place for assaulting by surprise.
    • the work of concealing yourself and lying-in hold off to strike by shock
  • verb-transitive:
    • To strike from a concealed position.
    • To place in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
    • To strike by ambush; to waylay.
  • verb:
    • To place in ambush with a view to amaze an enemy.
    • To strike by ambush; to waylay.
    • wait in hiding to attack
    • look (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To lay in wait, for the purpose of attacking by shock; to lurk.
  • others:
    • To post or place in concealment for the purpose of assaulting by surprise.
    • To ambuscade; waylay; attack unexpectedly and from a hidden place.
    • To lie in wait for purpose of assaulting by surprise.

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