ambush


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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

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Natasha, not stirring and scarcely breathing, watched from her ambush with sparkling eyes.
They soon found that foes were on the watch for them; but they were experienced in Indian warfare, and not to be surprised at night, nor drawn into an ambush in the daytime.
"'Buffalo Bill has been ambushed and badly shot this side of Clayton, and Thorndike the scout, too; Bill couldn't travel, but Thorndike could, and he brought the news, and Sergeant Wilkes and six men of Company B are gone, two hours ago, hotfoot, to get Bill.
In the meantime the supervisor rode on, as fast as he could, to Kitt's Hole; but his men had to dismount and grope down the dingle, leading, and sometimes supporting, their horses, and in continual fear of ambushes; so it was no great matter for surprise that when they got down to the Hole the lugger was already under way, though still close in.
Police found a dozen empty shells for M14 rifle at the ambush site.
The Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a new ambush along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway this week, targeting a Syrian military convoy as it was traveling east from the ancient city.
Maria Miradel Torres and her live-in partner, Romeo Pasoot Jr., were arrested in 2014 for the ambush of two members of the Alpha Company of the 16th Infantry Battalion.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], July 5 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a man from Imphal on Friday in connection with an ambush on Road Opening Party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur.
4 Terrorists killed in attack at security ambush in Arish - Press photo CAIRO -- 26 June 2019: A police officer and six conscripts were killed while confronting a terrorist attack at a centralized police ambush area in southeastern Arish, North Sinai, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.
SHIKARPUR -- Two youAths were shot dead in an ambush and another one was killed in a retaliatory attack in Shikarpur district late on Sunday evening.
Former anti-drug cop survives ambush in Quezon City !-- -- Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines A former anti-narcotics policeman was wounded in an ambush in Quezon City on Wednesday night.
TALISAY CITY- The mayor of San Fernando town in southern Cebu sur-vived an ambush in this city Tuesday, but her husband and two others were killed.
Gunmen killed on Wednesday a vice mayor of a town in La Union and wounded his daughter, who also happens to be the town mayor, along with five others in a morning ambush.
THE force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini yesterday denied any incident leading to the ambush of troops in Benue State.
In addition, the 1984 Olympic Games recorded the first acknowledged case of ambush marketing when Kodak, then the world's most popular film for cameras, lost the right to sponsor the Games to its rival Fuji Film.