n ambuscade, concealment, cover, hiding, hiding place, lying in wait, retreat, shelter, trap, waylaying
vb ambuscade, bushwhack (U.S.) ensnare, surprise, trap, waylay
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ambush ( ambushes plural & 3rd person present) ( ambushing present participle) ( ambushed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a group of people ambush their enemies, they attack them after hiding and waiting for them.
The Guatemalan army says rebels ambushed and killed 10 patrolmen. V n
2 n-var An ambush is an attack on someone by people who have been hiding and waiting for them.
A policeman has been shot dead in an ambush.
3 If someone is lying in ambush, they are hiding and waiting for someone, usually to attack them.
in ambush phrase PHR after v
The gunmen, lying in ambush, opened fire, killing the driver.
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