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Noun
A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
“It has been stated that, at Guasimas, the Rough Riders were trapped in an ambush.”
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The state of hiding or lying in wait in preparation for an attack
“The Russian snipers were not prepared to hunt in the ruins and to lie in ambush for days on end.”
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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The state of being vanquished
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A sudden, unexpected strike or assault intended to catch someone off-guard
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A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone
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A fierce or destructive attack
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Methods or threats used to scare or domineer someone
Verb
To attack someone, typically from a hidden position
“In frogfishes, these fins are fully capable of grasping, an adaptation that helps them hold still as they attempt to ambush their prey.”
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To be hiding or lurking, waiting to ambush or attack someone
“The Red Army continued to ambush in the mountains and forests north of Xiaobu.”
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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To confront through the use of military force
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To capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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To attack someone from an unexpected position
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To attack or confront someone or a group that is en route to a destination
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To force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape
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To bushwhack or catch unaware by hitting unexpectedly
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To catch with, or as if with, a snare or trap
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To hunt or pursue stealthily
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(idiomatic) To deliver an unexpected blow
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To comprehensively defeat
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