AMBUSH: LIE IN AMBUSH

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  • Ambush — Am bush ([a^]m b[oo^]sh), n. [F. emb[^u]che, fr. the verb. See {Ambush}, v. t.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lie — Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lie in ambush — index lurk, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ambush — [n] lying in wait; concealed position ambuscade, ambushment, camouflage, concealment, deception, hiding, hiding place, lurking, pitfall, shelter, trap, trick*, waiting, waylaying; concepts 86,188 ambush [v] lie in wait; attack ambuscade, assail,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ambush — Am bush, v. i. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk. [1913 Webster] Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambush — I verb assail, assault, attack, attack from a concealed position, bait a trap, catch by perfidy, ensnare, entrap, lay a trap for, lie in wait for, set a trap for, snare, trap, waylay II index accost, decoy, ensnare, trap …   Law dictionary

  • lie in wait for — index ambush Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ambush — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Means of concealment. < N PARAG:Ambush >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hiding place hiding place Sgm: N 1 secret place secret place secret drawer Sgm: N 1 recess recess hold holes and corners Sgm: N 1 closet closet …   English dictionary for students

  • lie in wait — verb wait in hiding to attack (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ambush, ↑scupper, ↑bushwhack, ↑waylay, ↑lurk, ↑ambuscade • Derivationally related forms: ↑ambuscade …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambush — n. 1) to lay, set an ambush for 2) to draw smb. into an ambush 3) to lie in ambush (for) 4) to run into an ambush 5) from ambush (to attack from ambush) * * * [ æmbʊʃ] set an ambush for to draw smb. into an ambush to lay to run into an ambush to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ambush — I. verb Etymology: Middle English embushen, from Anglo French embuscher, from en in (from Latin in) + busche log, firewood Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to station in ambush 2. to attack from an ambush ; waylay intransi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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