Examples of bushwhack in a Sentence
The group bushwhacked through the jungle.
They used the controversy as an opportunity to bushwhack their political opponents.
Recent Examples of bushwhack from the Web
But since the first track was discovered in 2005, researchers have slogged through raging rivers, bushwhacked through head-high willow thickets, and braved blizzards and thunderstorms to discover new specimens.
Dennis Hopper was killed 5,000 times before his actual death, and still gets shot down twice a month in black and white; Ken Curtis was bushwhacked and buried on a Gunsmoke cattle drive and reincarnated a week later, as Festus.
Dr. Simeon Bell was New Jersey-born, Ohio-educated and thus Missouri-bushwhacked.
Those who beat around the bush might get bushwhacked.
In Game 3 in Pittsburgh, Eaves curled around the net and was bushwhacked by Colby Armstrong.
Vito Acconci, who bushwhacked the path to video art in New York in the 1960s and early 1970s, makes many of today’s young artists look tame.
Think about Photoshop or Excel: Both are so massively capable that using them properly requires bushwhacking through a dense jungle of keyboard shortcuts, menu trees, and impossible-to-find toolbars.
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Origin and Etymology of bushwhack
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
Synonymsassail, assault, beset, attack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)
Related Wordsbum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flank
Near Antonymscover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield
BUSHWHACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bushwhack for English Language Learners
: to clear a path through thick woods by cutting down bushes and low tree branches
: to attack (someone) suddenly
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