ambush ambush  /ˈæm ˌbʊʃ/


  1. (v) wait in hiding to attack
  2. (n) the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  3. (v) hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

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  1. He managed to ambush and disarm a soldier, but when the Indian tried to snatch Haibatullah's gun, he killed him.
  2. In February an ambush on a bus traveling the busy Highway 13 in the north left 12 people dead, including two Swiss cyclists.
  3. But as Jones peers over a cement wall to locate the second ambush position, a 7.


  1. Killing of 4 Shiites in Lebanon deepens tension

    BEIRUT (AP) — Four Shiite Lebanese men were killed Sunday in an ambush in a volatile area by the border with Syria, hiking already high sectarian tensions and concerns over the spillover of the civil war raging next door.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. 4 Lebanese Shiites killed in ambush near Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Security officials say four Lebanese Shiite Muslim men have been killed in an ambush in northeastern Lebanon.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Youth Soccer: State Farm Ambush takes first place

    The U-14 boys soccer State Farm Ambush team won the Lake Geneva Lakers Soccer Classic tournament June 18-19.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

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definition of ambush


  1. "That was an ambush," Kuhn said. "I was blindsided. I didn't see it coming, and I wasn't prepared."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Bowie Kuhn Source: Forbes

  2. "The Blackwater guys are not fools. If they were gunning down people, it was because they felt it was the beginning of an ambush," said Robert Young Pelton, an independent military analyst and author of the book "Licensed to Kill."...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Robert Young Pelton Source: Forbes

  3. "You must ambush, mine, raid and (carry out) martryrdom campaigns so that you can wipe them out," said Zawahri, al Qaeda's deputy leader.
    on Jan 4, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source:

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