Definition of ambush noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ambush

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæmbʊʃ//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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the act of hiding and waiting for someone and then making a surprise attack on them Two soldiers were killed in a terrorist ambush. They were lying in ambush, waiting for the aid convoy. The government was defeated in its attempt to pass the law by an opposition ambush.
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