ambush : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • After the ambush Governor Romero praised the police as "heroes.
  • He managed to ambush and disarm a soldier, but when the Indian tried to snatch Haibatullah's gun, he killed him.
  • In February an ambush on a bus traveling the busy Highway 13 in the north left 12 people dead, including two Swiss cyclists.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - Sheboygan Press
  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Robert Young Pelton in Forbes
    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."...
  • Ayman al-Zawahri in
    You must ambush, mine, raid and (carry out) martryrdom campaigns so that you can wipe them out,said Zawahri, al Qaeda's deputy leader.
  • Bowie Kuhn in Forbes
    That was an ambush,Kuhn said. "I was blindsided. I didn't see it coming, and I wasn't prepared."

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