ambush - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈæmbʊʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyambush
he/she/itambushes
present participleambushing
past tenseambushed
past participleambushed
  1. to attack someone after hiding and waiting for them

    The tourists were ambushed and robbed while riding in the desert.