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English definition of “lie in wait”

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lie in wait

to hide, ready to attack: The gunmen were lying in wait when Mr Predit came out of the hotel.
Translations of “lie in wait”
in Chinese (Traditional) 埋伏起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 埋伏起来…
(Definition of lie in wait from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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