Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ambush

1 sense of ambush

Sense 1
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap -- (the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise)
       => surprise attack, coup de main -- (an attack without warning)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ambush

2 senses of ambush

Sense 1
ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait -- (wait in hiding to attack)
       => wait -- (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets")

Sense 2
still-hunt, ambush -- (hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing)
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

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