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Synonyms for ambush
ˈæm bʊʃam·bush

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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ambushnoun

    Synonyms:
    AMBUSCADE

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "ambush":

    alckmin, ambushed, trap

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Ambush":

    Glen Eswall

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How to use ambush in a sentence?

  1. Robert Hutchins:

    The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

  2. Audrey Strauss:

    As alleged, Cole Bridges betrayed the oath he swore to defend Manhattan US by attempting to provide ISIS with tactical military advice to ambush and kill his fellow service members, our troops risk their lives for our country, but they should never face such peril at the hands of one of their own.

  3. Laura Cooper:

    Police officers across the country are facing an increase in violent crime and violent acts committed against them. Facing these dangerous situations is another reason why it has been difficult for police agencies to find recruits who want to put on a uniform and put their lives on the line. For those who purposefully attack, assault, or ambush law enforcement, they need to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

  4. John Boehner:

    The NLRB's ambush election rule is an assault on the rights and privacy protections of American workers, with his veto, the president has once again put the interests of his political allies ahead of the small-business owners and hardworking Americans who create jobs and build a stronger economy.

  5. 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.


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