Meaning of ambush

am•bush

Pronunciation: (am'boosh), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise: The highwaymen waited in ambush near the road.
  2. an act or instance of attacking unexpectedly from a concealed position.
  3. the concealed position itself: They fired from ambush.
  4. those who attack suddenly and unexpectedly from a concealed position.
—v.t.
  1. to attack from ambush.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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