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ambush

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a setup in which hidden attackers lie in wait
  • revolutionaries laid in ambush for the king along the route his carriage would travel

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2 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise
  • thinking that he was getting into his assigned limousine, the diplomat did not realize that he was the victim of an ambush as he was being lured into his captor's car

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ambush

verb

Synonyms of ambush (Entry 2 of 2)

to lie in wait for and attack by surprise
  • the king's enemies planned to ambush the royal coach on the way to Paris and capture the king

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The first known use of ambush was in the 14th century

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“Ambush.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ambush. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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