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ambush

noun

1 ambush

The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.

synonyms: ambuscade, lying in wait, trap.

Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette.    ambush, ... show more

Roget 667: rocks, reefs, coral reef, sunken rocks, snags; sands, quicksands; syrt, syrtis; Goodwin sands, sandy foundation; slippery ground; breakers, shoals, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: hinderlaag, val, valstrik
Polish: zasadzka



verb

1 ambush

Wait in hiding to attack.

synonyms: ambuscade, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, scupper, waylay.

Roget 530: blend in, blend into the background.    lie in ambush etc. (hide oneself) 528; lie in wait for, lurk; set a trap for etc. (deceive) 545; ambuscade, ambush.    ... show more

Dutch: belagen, opwachten

2 ambush

Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing.

synonym: still-hunt.


Moby thesaurus: ambuscade, ambushment, assail, assault, astonish, attack, blind, blitz, booby trap, bushwhack, catch off-guard, catch unawares, come at, come down on, come from behind, come upon unexpectedly, cover, crack down on, descend on, descend upon ... show more.

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