ambush

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ambush

Plural
ambushes

  1. An ambush is a surprise attack.
    It was a clever ambush; they didn't see us coming until it was too late.

Verb[change]

Plain form
ambush

Third-person singular
ambushes

Past tense
ambushed

Past participle
ambushed

Present participle
ambushing

The wagon has been ambushed
  1. To wait and then attack by surprise.
    We waited until they were close and then we jumped out and ambushed them.

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