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What is another word for ambush?

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Noun
A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
“It has been stated that, at Guasimas, the Rough Riders were trapped in an ambush.”
Noun
The state of hiding or lying in wait in preparation for an attack
“The Russian snipers were not prepared to hunt in the ruins and to lie in ambush for days on end.”
Noun
The state of being vanquished
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The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled
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A trap or difficult situation that one is caught up in
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Surprise attack
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A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone
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Noun
Methods used to scare
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A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place
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Noun
Place to hide, have privacy
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A fierce or destructive attack
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Verb
To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
“In frogfishes, these fins are fully capable of grasping, an adaptation that helps them hold still as they attempt to ambush their prey.”
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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To confront through the use of military force
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To capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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Let someone have it
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To attack or confront someone or a group that is en route to a destination
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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To force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape
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To comprehensively defeat
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Pursue or approach stealthily
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