Ambush Am"bush ([a^]m"b[oo^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ambushed} ([a^]m"b[oo^]shd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ambushing}.] [OE. enbussen, enbushen, OF. embushier, embuissier, F. emb[^u]cher, embusquer, fr. LL. imboscare; in + LL. boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See {Ambuscade}, {Bush}.] 1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy. [1913 Webster]

By ambushed men behind their temple laid, We have the king of Mexico betrayed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To attack by ambush; to waylay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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