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ambush

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English

Etymology

OE. enbussen, enbushen, OF. embushier, embuissier, French embûcher, embusquer, from. LL. imboscare; in + LL. boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See ambuscade.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ambush

Plural
ambushes

ambush (ambushes)
  1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
  2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.

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Verb

Infinitive
to ambush

Third person singular
ambush

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to ambush (third-person singular simple present ambush, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  2. (transitive) To attack by ambush; to waylay.

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