Ambush ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Ambush ( verb )

  1. Lie in wait for and attack (someone) unexpectedly from a concealed position.
  2. To attack or capture someone unexpectedly from a hidden place.

Origin:

Early 17th century (as a noun denoting a surprise attack from a concealed position): from french embuscher, from en- "in" + busche "thicket".

Examples:

  1. The enemy ambushed us on the road.
  2. The bandits ambushed the travelers.
  3. The hunters ambushed the deer.
  4. The police ambushed the suspect.
  5. The rebels ambushed the convoy.

(As a noun)

Ambush ( noun )

  1. Lie in wait for and attack (someone) unexpectedly from a concealed position.
  2. To attack or capture someone unexpectedly from a hidden place.

Origin:

Early 17th century (as a noun denoting a surprise attack from a concealed position): from french embuscher, from en- "in" + busche "thicket".

Examples:

  1. The enemy ambushed us on the road.
  2. The bandits ambushed the travelers.
  3. The hunters ambushed the deer.
  4. The police ambushed the suspect.
  5. The rebels ambushed the convoy.
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