Thesaurus

ambushed

verb
past tense of ambush

Synonyms of ambushed

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

Synonyms for ambushed

Words Related to ambushed

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ambushed

Cite this Entry

“Ambushed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ambushed. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on ambushed

Nglish: Translation of ambushed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of ambushed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on ambushed

What made you want to look up ambushed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!