Ambush - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæmbʊʃ|  American pronunciation of the word ambush
Brit.  |ˈambʊʃ|  British pronunciation of the word ambush


- the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise (syn: ambuscade, trap)


- wait in hiding to attack (syn: ambuscade, bushwhack, lurk, scupper, waylay)
- hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing (syn: still-hunt)


We have reports of enemy soldiers ambushing civilians on this road.

...the king's enemies planned to ambush the royal coach on the way to Paris and capture the king...

Many soldiers were killed in the ambush.

The soldiers were lying in ambush, waiting for the enemy to approach.

a snake waiting in ambush for its next meal

It was admitted that Mr. L. had ambushed him at midnight.

The soldiers were killed in an ambush.

In winter the danger of ambush is much reduced.

Armed police lay in ambush behind the hedge.

Everybody thought our train would be ambushed, but we got out safely.

He walked into the ambush.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ambush
he/she/it: ambushes
present participle: ambushing
past tense: ambushed
past participle: ambushed
singular: ambush
plural: ambushes
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