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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

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Ambushes and armour; the Irish rebellion, 1919-1921.
No one would suggest that such 'ambushes' should be banned.
Although the Mujahideen could conduct small-scale ambushes along the entire stretch of the road, there were only two places suitable for large-scale ambushes.
The innovative killer whale lives in MarineLand, an attraction in Niagara Falls, Canada, and behavioral biologist Michael Noonan happened to videotape the orca's early ambushes. As Noonan kept track, other orcas in the park also started baiting gulls this way.
William MacDonald says US soldiers have killed 46 Iraqis and captured 8 trying to carry out a series of attempted ambushes on US convoys in Samarra, adding: "The 4th infantry division repelled multiple ambush attacks".
soldiers and one civilian suffered injuries in the multiple ambushes around 1:30 p.m.
"They say the number of roadside ambushes, rocket attacks and shootouts have declined in the last few months.
The ambushes have been precise and incredibly costly for the militant forces, as they were unable to fend off or kill any of the attackers.
Senior Inspector Knievel Salem of the Pualas police said suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits reportedly led by Masood Dagar and his siblings Moomin, Ola and Momong perpetrated the ambushes.
He added that the setting up security ambushes is one of the necessary methods in chasing the terrorist elements and also to prevent their infiltration into the liberated areas in the district of Muqdadiyah northeast of Baquba./ End