Definitions for Ambushˈæm bʊʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise:
The highwaymen waited in ambush near the road.
an act or instance of attacking unexpectedly from a concealed position.
the concealed position itself:
They fired from ambush.
those who attack suddenly and unexpectedly from a concealed position.
(v.t.)to attack from ambush.
(v.i.)to lie in ambush.
Origin of ambush:
1250–1300; ME enbuss(h)en < MF embuschier lit., to set in the woods 蠐 VL *busca wood, forest
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap(verb)
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait(verb)
wait in hiding to attack
hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to attack sb from a hidden place
The soldiers were ambushed and killed.; a deadly ambush
The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
An attack launched from a concealed position.
To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
To attack by ambush; to waylay.
Origin: From embusche (noun), embushier, embuissier (verb), from em- + boscus, of origin, from *, from busk-. Compare ambuscade. The change to am- from earlier forms in en- is unexplained. More at bush.
a disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare
a concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise
the troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait
to station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy
to attack by ambush; to waylay
to lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk
An ambush is a long-established military tactic, in which the aggressors take advantage of concealment and the element of surprise to attack an unsuspecting enemy from concealed positions, such as among dense underbrush or behind hilltops. Ambushes have been used consistently throughout history, from ancient to modern warfare.
Translations for Ambush
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an attack made in this way.
- هُجُوم بِالكَمِينArabic
- нападам от засадаBulgarian
- emboscadaPortuguese (BR)
- útok ze zálohyCzech
- Angriff aus dem HinterhaltGerman
- angreb; bagholdsangrebDanish
- حمله کردن از کمینگاهFarsi
- घात लगा कर हमलाHindi
- napad iz zasjedeCroatian
- támadás lesbőlHungarian
- serangan hendapMalay
- overfall, bakholdsangrepNorwegian
- حمله کردن از کمینگاهPersian
- له کمین څخه حمله کولPashto
- útok zo zálohySlovak
- การซุ่มโจมตี; การดักลอบทำร้ายThai
- 伏擊Chinese (Trad.)
- گھات لگا کر کیا گیا حملہUrdu
- trận phục kíchVietnamese
- 伏击Chinese (Simp.)
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