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1. ambush

noun. ['ˈæmˌbʊʃ'] the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.

Synonyms

  • ambuscade
  • coup de main
  • lying in wait
  • trap
  • surprise attack

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • activity
  • idle
  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • embusche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Ambush

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Example sentences of the word ambush


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Anacondas inhabit marshy and aquatic areas, where they ambush prey at the water’s edge.

2. Noun, singular or mass
These snakes also lie submerged in the water and ambush forest animals which come to the river to drink.

3. Verb, base form
Docks provide shade in which bass can rest and cover from which bass can ambush their prey.

Quotes containing the word ambush


1. Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.
- Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

2. ambush

verb. ['ˈæmˌbʊʃ'] wait in hiding to attack.

Synonyms

  • lurk
  • scupper
  • ambuscade
  • waylay
  • wait
  • bushwhack

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • stand still
  • ebb
  • arrive

Etymology

  • embusche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. ambush

verb. ['ˈæmˌbʊʃ'] hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing.

Synonyms

  • track down
  • hunt
  • hunt down
  • still-hunt

Antonyms

  • unearned run
  • earned run
  • exempt
  • confine

Etymology

  • embusche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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