Meaning of “ambush” in the English Dictionary

"ambush" in British English

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(Definition of “ambush” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ambushnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæm·bʊʃ/

a sudden and surprising attack on a person or group by one or more people who have been hiding and waiting for them:

Seven commandos were wounded in an ambush.
verb [ T ] us /ˈæm·bʊʃ/

The Air Cavalry was ambushed and suffered big losses.

(Definition of “ambush” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)