An ambush is defined as a surprise attack by someone, or something that was hidden.(noun)
An example of an ambush is an unexpected military raid of a house.
The definition of an ambush is an area in which someone hid before attacking someone.(noun)
An example of an ambush is a trench in which soldiers are concealed before attacking.
Ambush means to attack by surprise.(verb)
An example of ambush is when soldiers from a Navy boat secretly empty onto a beach in the middle of the night in order to attack.
See ambush in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr embusche < embuschier: see ambushthe
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME embusshen < OFr embuschier, to lay an ambush < ML *imboscare < in-, in- + boscus, woods < Frank busk, akin to bush
See ambush in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English embush
Origin: , from Old French embusche
Origin: , from embuschier, to ambush
Origin: , from Frankish *boscu, bush, woods.
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