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Definition of ambush verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    ambush somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ambush
    he / she / it ambushes
    past simple ambushed
    -ing form ambushing
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  1. 1to make a surprise attack on someone or something from a hidden position The guerrillas ambushed them near the bridge.
  2. 2(figurative) She was ambushed by reporters.
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