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plural of ambush
as in attacks
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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as in traps
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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present tense third-person singular of ambush

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“Ambushes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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