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am·bush / ˈamˌboŏsh/ • n. a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position: | terrorists waiting in ambush. • v. [tr.] (often be ambushed) make a surprise attack on (someone) from a concealed position: they were ambushed and taken prisoner by the enemy.

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Ambush

Ambush

a group of troops of persons concealed or lying in wait for their prey.

Examples: ambush of amber coloured darts [referring to a ladys hair], 1592; of envy, 1751; of error, 1852; of tigers; of widowsLipton, 1970.

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ambush

ambush vb. XIV. ME. embushen — OF. embuschier :- Rom. *imboscāre lit. ‘put in a wood’, f. in IM-1 + *boscus wood, BUSH1.
So ambush sb. XV.

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ambushbush, Hindu Kush, kurus, mush, push, whoosh, woosh •shadbush • ambush • spicebush •saltbush • kiddush • cush-cush •bell push

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