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Definition of Ambush
AmbushAmbush Am"bush, n. [F. emb[^u]che, fr. the verb. See Ambush,
1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an
enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen
peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege Or
ambush from the deep. --Milton.
2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait
to attack by surprise.
Bold in close ambush, base in open field. --Dryden.
3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by
surprise; liers in wait. [Obs.]
The ambush arose quickly out of their place. --Josh.
To lay an ambush, to post a force in ambush. AmbushAmbush Am"bush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ambushed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Ambushing.] [OE. enbussen, enbushen, OF. embushier,
embuissier, F. emb[^u]cher, embusquer, fr. LL. imboscare; in
+ LL. boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See
1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
By ambushed men behind their temple ?ai?, We have
the king of Mexico betrayed. --Dryden.
2. To attack by ambush; to waylay.
Ambush Am"bush, v. i.
To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to
Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey.
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