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AMBUSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambush mean? 

AMBUSH (noun)
  The noun AMBUSH has 1 sense:

1. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

  Familiarity information: AMBUSH used as a noun is very rare.


AMBUSH (verb)
  The verb AMBUSH has 2 senses:

1. wait in hiding to attack
2. hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

  Familiarity information: AMBUSH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMBUSH (noun)


Sense 1ambush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ambuscade; ambush; lying in wait; trap

Hypernyms ("ambush" is a kind of...):

coup de main; surprise attack (an attack without warning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambush"):

dry-gulching (the act of killing from ambush)


AMBUSH (verb)


Sense 1ambush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wait in hiding to attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

waylay; scupper; lie in wait; bushwhack; ambush; ambuscade; lurk

Hypernyms (to "ambush" is one way to...):

wait (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2ambush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

still-hunt; ambush

Hypernyms (to "ambush" is one way to...):

hunt; hunt down; run; track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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