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Definition of bushwhack verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bushwhack

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bushwhack
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwæk//
     
    he / she / it bushwhacks
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwæks//
     
    past simple bushwhacked
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwækt//
     
    past participle bushwhacked
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwækt//
     
    -ing form bushwhacking
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃwækɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃwækɪŋ//
     
    Camping
     
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  1. 1(North American English, Australian English, New Zealand English) [intransitive] to live or travel in wild country See related entries: Camping
  2. 2(North American English, Australian English, New Zealand English) [intransitive] + adv./prep. to cut your way through bushes, plants, etc. in wild country We had to bushwhack through undergrowth.
  3. 3(North American English) [transitive] bushwhack somebody to attack somebody very suddenly from a hidden position synonym ambush
  4. 4(North American English) [intransitive] to fight as a guerrilla
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bushwhack