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
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
Origin: [OE. enbussen, enbushen, OF. embushier, embuissier, F. embcher, embusquer, fr. LL. imboscare; in + LL. boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See Ambuscade, Bush.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am′boosh, n. and v. same meanings as Ambuscade.—n. Am′bushment (B.), ambush. [O. Fr. embusche (mod. embûche), embuscher, Low L. emboscāre—in-, in, and boscus, a bush.]
The numerical value of Ambush in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Ambush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Clearly this was not a police ambush and police were never the target.
I think the facts may turn out to show that Mr. Knight was the subject of a full-on ambush.
The ambush took place today, this afternoon ... The death toll is two and we have a couple of injured.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.
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- нападам от засада, засада, клопка, причаквам, устройвам засадаBulgarian
- emboscar, emboscadaSpanish
- väijyttää, väijytys, väijyäFinnish
- מארב, אָרַבHebrew
- घात लगानाHindi
- csapda, leshelyHungarian
- sergapan, penyergapanIndonesian
- 待ち伏せ, 不意打ちJapanese
- kauaeroa, pehipehi, whakamoke, kuratopuniMāori
- tocaia, emboscada, emboscarPortuguese
- устраивать засаду, нападать из засады, засадаRussian
- за̑сједа, zȃseda, zȃsjeda, за̑седаSerbo-Croatian
- bakhåll, ligga i bakhållSwedish
- pusu, tuzakTurkish
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