Synonyms of 'ambush'
in the sense of deceive
to mislead by lying
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
lead (someone) on (informal),
take for a ride (informal),
pull a fast one on (slang),
pull the wool over (someone's) eyes
in the sense of dupe
to deceive or cheat
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
in the sense of ensnare
to catch (an animal) in a snare
The spider must wait for the prey to be ensnared in its web.
in the sense of hiding place
a place of concealment
Two days ago he fled from his secret hiding place.
in the sense of retreat
a place to which one may retire, esp. for religious contemplation
He spent yesterday in his country retreat.
in the sense of shelter
the protection given by such a cover
the hut where they were given food and shelter
in the sense of snare
a trap for birds or small animals, usually a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
an animal caught in a snare
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Thesaurus for ambush from the Collins English Thesaurus