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Definition of bushwhack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bushwhack

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈbʊʃwæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bushwhack
     
    he / she / it bushwhacks
     
    past simple bushwhacked
     
    -ing form bushwhacking
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to live or travel in wild country
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to cut your way through bushes, plants, etc. in wild country We had to bushwhack through undergrowth.
  3. 3 [transitive] bushwhack somebody to attack someone very suddenly from a hidden position synonym ambush
  4. 4[intransitive] to fight as a guerrilla
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noun [uncountable]
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