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Synonyms for ambush

Synonyms for ambush

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

to attack suddenly and without warning

Synonyms for ambush

the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

wait in hiding to attack

hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

References in classic literature ?
Here then the Achaeans placed themselves in ambush.
Natasha, very still, peered out from her ambush, waiting to see what he would do.
Natasha, not stirring and scarcely breathing, watched from her ambush with sparkling eyes.
He ate burnt flesh when he would have preferred it raw and unspoiled, and he brought down game with arrow or spear when he would far rather have leaped upon it from ambush and sunk his strong teeth in its jugular; but at last the call of the milk of the savage mother that had suckled him in infancy rose to an insistent demand--he craved the hot blood of a fresh kill and his muscles yearned to pit themselves against the savage jungle in the battle for existence that had been his sole birthright for the first twenty years of his life.
If white men come too near they must be shot - carefully and from ambush.
You only got me that last," Tudor grunted sullenly, "lying in ambush like--"
The three Fire-Men, who were now running forward from their forest ambush, could easily have got him, but they did not try.
It was planned that while Charley and I tackled the nets, they were to be hidden ashore so as to ambush the fishermen who landed to shoot at us.
A Lion lay in ambush in the hope of making them his prey, but was afraid to attack them while they kept together.
The duty of the soldier was plain: the man must be shot dead from ambush - without warning, without a moment's spiritual preparation, with never so much as an unspoken prayer, he must be sent to his account.
173-175) So he said: and vast Earth rejoiced greatly in spirit, and set and hid him in an ambush, and put in his hands a jagged sickle, and revealed to him the whole plot.
Then the son from his ambush stretched forth his left hand and in his right took the great long sickle with jagged teeth, and swiftly lopped off his own father's members and cast them away to fall behind him.
but after all, I was never really in danger, except the time when I carried the despatches for the colonel and rode straight into a Boer ambush.
Summary: The Permanent Military Court convicted eight people Friday for belonging to an armed group aiming to assault individuals and property, commit murder after they had allegedly staged an Army ambush in Bahneen last year.
Ambush also contains winter-hardy Whitetail Oats", clover, and a winter pea for cool-season feeding.