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 for ambush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
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              By ambushed men behind their temple laid,
              We have the king of Mexico betrayed.  --Dryden.
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     2. To attack by ambush; to waylay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambush \Am"bush\, v. i.
     To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to
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           Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambush \Am"bush\ ([a^]m"b[oo^]sh), n. [F. emb[^u]che, fr. the
     verb. See Ambush, v. t.]
     1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an
        enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen
        peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
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              Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege
              Or ambush from the deep.              --Milton.
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     2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait
        to attack by surprise.
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              Bold in close ambush, base in open field. --Dryden.
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     3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by
        surprise; liers in wait. [Obs.]
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              The ambush arose quickly out of their place. --Josh.
                                                    viii. 19.
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     To lay an ambush, to post a force in ambush.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack
           by surprise [syn: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait,
      v 1: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
           bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
      2: hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing [syn: still-hunt,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "ambush":
     ambuscade, ambushment, assail, assault, astonish, attack, blind,
     blitz, booby trap, bushwhack, catch off-guard, catch unawares,
     come at, come down on, come from behind, come upon unexpectedly,
     cover, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, do the unexpected,
     drop in on, ensnare, entrap, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, go at,
     go for, harry, have at, hideout, hit, hit like lightning,
     intercept, jump, land on, lay at, lay for, lay hands on, lay into,
     lay wait for, lie in ambush, lie in wait, light into, lure, lurk,
     lurking hole, mug, pitch into, pounce upon, pound, pull up short,
     retreat, sail into, set on, set upon, shadowing, snare,
     spring a surprise, spring upon, stalking-horse, strike, surprise,
     surveillance, swoop down on, take by surprise, take short,
     take the offensive, take unawares, trap, wade into, waylay

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A language for linear programming problems in a
     materials processing and transportation network.
     ["AMBUSH - An Advanced Model Builder for Linear Programming",
     T.R. White et al, National Petroleum Refiners Assoc Comp Conf
     (Nov 1971)].

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Joshua at the capture of Ai lay in ambush, and so deceived the
     inhabitants that he gained an easy victory (Josh. 8:4-26).
     Shechem was taken in this manner (Judg. 9:30-45. Comp. Jer.

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