Ambush

  • 1 Ambush! — was innovative when it was released in 1983 since it was exclusively designed for single player play. Up to that point, wargames generally required at least two players. This was necessary since a player always had to play and control the… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 ambush — [am′boosh΄] n. [OFr embusche < embuschier: see AMBUSH the vt. vi.] 1. a deployment of persons in hiding to make a surprise attack 2. a) the persons in hiding b) their place of hiding 3. the act of so lying in wait to attack …

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  • 4 ambush — vb *surprise, waylay Analogous words: *attack, assault, assail: trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, capture, *catch ambush n Ambush, ambuscade mean a device to entrap an enemy by lying in wait under cover for an opportune moment to make a surprise… …

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  • 5 Ambush — Am bush ([a^]m b[oo^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ambushed} ([a^]m b[oo^]shd); 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 …

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  • 6 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,… …

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  • 7 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] …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 ambush — ► NOUN ▪ a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position. ► VERB ▪ attack in such a way. ORIGIN Old French embusche, from a Latin word meaning to place in a wood ; related to BUSH(Cf. ↑bush) …

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  • 10 Ambush — For other uses, see Ambush (disambiguation). An ambush is a long established military tactic, in which the aggressors (the ambushing force) take advantage of concealment and the element of surprise to attack an unsuspecting enemy from concealed… …

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  • 11 ambush — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deadly ▪ enemy VERB + AMBUSH ▪ lay, prepare, set up ▪ The soldiers set up an …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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 …

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  • 14 ambush — I UK [ˈæmbʊʃ] / US [ˈæmˌbʊʃ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ambush : singular ambush plural ambushes an attack from a hidden position The two men were shot and wounded in an ambush. a high risk of ambush lie in ambush: The police lay in… …

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  • 15 ambush — 01. Four American soldiers were injured in Iraq today when their truck was [ambushed] by rebel forces. 02. Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was [ambushed] and killed by government troops in April of 1919. 03. The children [ambushed]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 ambush — am|bush [ˈæmbuʃ] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: embuschier, from en in + busche wood ] a sudden attack on someone by people who have been hiding and waiting for them, or the place where this happens ▪ The soldiers were killed …

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  • 17 ambush — am|bush1 [ æm,buʃ ] noun count or uncount an attack from a hidden position: The two men were shot and wounded in an ambush. a high risk of ambush lie in ambush: The police lay in ambush outside the apartment building. ambush am|bush 2 [ æm,buʃ ]… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 ambush — {{11}}ambush (n.) late 15c., embushe, from the English verb or from M.Fr. embusche, from O.Fr. embuscher (see AMBUSH (Cf. ambush) (v.)). Earlier was ambushment (late 14c.). Figurative use by 1590s. {{12}}ambush (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. embuscher… …

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  • 19 ambush — [[t]æ̱mbʊʃ[/t]] ambushes, ambushing, ambushed 1) VERB If a group of people ambush their enemies, they attack them after hiding and waiting for them. [V n] The Guatemalan army says rebels ambushed and killed 10 patrolmen. Syn: waylay 2) N VAR An… …

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  • 20 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 …

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