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Synonyms for ambush
ˈæm bʊʃam·bush

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trapverb

    the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

    Synonyms:
    trap, cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, sand trap, maw

  2. ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in waitverb

    wait in hiding to attack

    Synonyms:
    loaf, mill around, scupper, lie in wait, loiter, lallygag, expose, endanger, peril, mess about, hang around, lollygag, waylay, mill about, tarry, skulk, footle, still-hunt, linger, lounge, ambuscade, lurk, bushwhack

  3. still-hunt, ambushverb

    hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

    Synonyms:
    lurk, bushwhack, lie in wait, ambuscade, scupper, waylay, still-hunt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ambushnoun

    Synonyms:
    AMBUSCADE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ambush":

    alckmin, ambushed, trap

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Ambush":

    Glen Eswall

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How to use ambush in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    No, you don't, Mr. The President, you will never know what it is like to be in a foxhole or be in the front lines, be in an ambush, to be shot at, see your best friend killed in war, and I object to that.

  2. Patrick Murphy:

    Serving as a member of the 82ndAirborne Division, I led convoys up and down ambush alley in Baghdad, i wished the folks in Washington understood war and what we’re asking of our sons and daughters.

  3. Jerryl Christmas:

    Clearly this was not a police ambush and police were never the target.

  4. Apple Inc.:

    The app displays police locations and we have verified with [ Hong Kong authorities ] that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement, this app violates our guidelines and local laws, and we have removed it from the App Store.

  5. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.

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