| \ ˈam-ˌbu̇sh
: to attack by surprise from a hidden place : waylay
Our troops ambushed the enemy units. … his caravan that season had been ambushed and shot at twice on the way down …— Rudyard Kipling
: to station in ambush (see ambush entry 2 sense 1)
Mr and Mrs Fyne ambushed at their window—a most incredible occupation for people of their kind—saw with renewed anxiety a cab come to the door.— Joseph Conrad
: a trap in which concealed persons lie in wait to attack by surprise
: the persons stationed in ambush
: their concealed position
Terrorists lay in ambush.
: an attack especially from an ambush
The ambush resulted in many casualties.
: the act of approaching or confronting someone with something unexpected
—often used before another noun ambush journalism… did not return calls or e-mails and was hostile when a television crew conducted an ambush interview several years ago.— Neely Tucker