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ambush

  
1   
      n   ambuscade, concealment, cover, hiding, hiding place, lying in wait, retreat, shelter, trap, waylaying  
2   
      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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