[ UK /ˈæmbʊʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈæmˌbʊʃ/ ]
  1. hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
  2. wait in hiding to attack
  1. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
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How To Use ambush In A Sentence

  • But it is precisely the familiarity of the urban terrain to those who live there that enables them to use it to the advantages of ambushes, surprise attacks and rapid redeployment.
  • She explained moreover that wherever she happened to be she found a dropped thread to pick up, a ragged edge to repair, some familiar appetite in ambush, jumping out as she approached, yet appeasable with a temporary biscuit. The Ambassadors
  • Blackwater, however, argued that the men were betrayed by the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and targeted in a well-planned ambush. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Blaming Blackwater For Grisly Deaths
  • The danger of a surprise attack or ambush is very real.
  • The pulse of war that beat from the West suggested the companionship of battling thousands; here was naught but silence, and himself, and possible death-dealing bullets from a myriad ambushes. War
  • Five soldiers died after their bus was ambushed on a country road.
  • After a particularly harrowing battle where the squad is able to overcome a Nazi ambush Zab is asked about what happened and can barely remember the event. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • Trip flares, attached to low pickets, can be placed around a position or in an ambush site, and may either be fired when an enemy touches a tripwire or initiated by the defender or ambusher.
  • bushwhacking guerrillas attacking from ambush
  • They ambushed them with a volley of missiles, taking all five out at the same time.
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