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ambush

verb [T] uk   /ˈæm.bʊʃ/ us  
to suddenly attack someone after hiding and waiting for them: Five soldiers died after their bus was ambushed on a country road. He was ambushed by gunmen on his way to work.

ambush

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈæm.bʊʃ/ us  
an occasion when a person or group of people are ambushed: Several passers-by were killed in the ambush. Fear of ambush prevents the police from going to high-risk areas.lie/wait in ambush to hide and wait for someone in order to attack them.
Translations of “ambush”
in Spanish tender una emboscada…
in French tendre une embuscade à…
in German im Hinterhalt auflauern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 伏擊,埋伏突襲…
in Russian нападать из засады…
in Turkish pusu kurmak, pusu atmak, tuzak kurmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伏击,埋伏突袭…
in Polish atakować z ukrycia…
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