ambuscade


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Synonyms for ambuscade

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

Synonyms

to attack suddenly and without warning

Synonyms for ambuscade

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

wait in hiding to attack

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This picture seems to describe just how human-caused climate change is working at this altitude--lying in wait to ambuscade nature.
Ambuscade, barricade, brigade, cannonade, crusade, enfilade escalade, fusillade, grenade, and perhaps even parade, cavalcade, palisade, renegade and tirade.
"The security forces acting upon intelligence report organized an ambuscade against a group of Taliban in Bagh-e-Shirkat area Tuesday morning killing their commander Mawlawi Abdul Qahar on the spot and injuring three others," Qasim Jangalbagh told reporters, Xinhua reported.
Sweden, June 15 -- I have never come across such massive news coverage in print and electronic media nationally and internationally of the ambuscade on the Indian Army convoy by the combined team of NSCN (K), KYKL and KCP in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar.
"A group of Taliban militants set ambuscade against a convoy of national police in Aqcha district Friday night, which triggered a heavy battle and lasted for four hours.
Many of Faulkner's Post stories were crowd-pleasers--"Ambuscade," "Two Soldiers," and "Shingles for the Lord" are just a few that come to mind--demonstrating Faulkner's facility with popular genres and his clear interest in finding, and resonating with, a large audience.
Taking two cannon, one of which he mounted on a barge, and two swivel-guns, he established an ambuscade near Grand Rapids where the Saskatchewan drains into Lake Winnipeg, awaiting the arrival of Nor'Wester wintering parties bringing their furs to the markets in the east.
Panicked by the ambuscade, the extended line huddled up into a ball and pulled back, abandoning the wounded to Baptist, who promptly dispatched them with his Sprinkler.
towards some holes sheltered by the willows near the River which is supposed they made for an ambuscade. Sinam [Seenum], one of our Fort hunters, an active and good Indian, being taken for one of the Stone Indians, was fired at and wounded through the left shoulder at a moment when he was on the point of stabing [sic] a couple of Stone Indians who [were] still running [and whom] he had then overtaken.
However, they had no information regarding the casualties resulting from ambuscade.
Further, if a man is not planning an immediate attack, but it has been ascertained that he has formed a plot, or is preparing an ambuscade, or that he is putting poison in our way, or that he is making ready a false accusation and false evidence, and is corrupting the judicial procedure, I maintain that he cannot lawfully be killed, either if the danger can in any other way be avoided, or if it is not altogether certain that the danger cannot be otherwise avoided.
The plot of The Unvanquished largely concerns what Bayard in "Ambuscade" calls "a point at which credulity firmly and calmly and irrevocably declines" (18).
Hicks' army, 11,000 strong, had been lured into an ambuscade by the Mahdi and destroyed.
The British were still more than thirty miles to the north when the frigate HMS Ambuscade detected an air attack and immediately alerted the fleet.
Further, if a man is not planning an immediate attack, but it has been ascertained that he has formed a plot, or is preparing an ambuscade, or that he is putting poison in our way, or that he is making ready a false accusation and a false evidence, and is corrupting the judicial procedure, I maintain that he cannot lawfully be killed, either if the danger can in any other way be avoided, or if it is not altogether certain that the danger cannot otherwise be avoided.