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Ambush meaning

ambush - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
  2. 2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
  3. 3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
  4. 4. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  5. 5. To attack by ambush; to waylay.
  6. 6. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.
  7. 7. The act or place of lying in wait or hiding.
  8. 8. To place in ambush.

ambush - examples of usage

  1. Then a crow came by within ten feet of the ambush. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. In a flash she realized what the Englishmen were thinking- that they were caught in an ambush. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. At that point Sally is quite unconscious of Fenwick's amused eyes fixed on her, and his smile in ambush. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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