Definition of 'ambush'
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And so it proves, when he, the informant and the smugglers unwittingly walk straight into a police ambush. The Sun (2016)TWO cops were shot dead in their patrol cars in the US yesterday in what police called unprovoked ambushes. The Sun (2016)They were tipped off a target was heading their way and set an ambush. The Sun (2011)This was due to fierce incoming fire from the ambush. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)One of the two armed men who ambushed the prison van was dressed as a postman. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were carefully positioned for an ambush. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The popular show opens with the ambush of a police convoy. The Sun (2013)It tricks expectation and sets an ambush for taste. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Almost a dozen more have been wounded by snipers who lie in ambush or fire from cars. The Sun (2007)After three miles they ran into the first ambush and fired. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Algerian team bus was ambushed before the game. The Sun (2009)The fugitive was sprung by a gang who ambushed a van taking him to court in Stafford. The Sun (2012)They set an ambush for us in Kirkuk recently. The Sun (2015)They set an ambush but the Germans discovered it and fled. The Sun (2014)Another squad is crouching next to a bridge, sheltering from the scorching sun and waiting to launch an ambush. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One was killed in an ambush on a convoy, and two died when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The operation began after three officers were injured when dozens of gang members ambushed 12 police cars on the drugs raid. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A British infantry patrol has been ambushed by a group of insurgents. Times, Sunday Times (2011)ONE of two men who went on the run after a prison van was ambushed by an armed gang was behind bars last night. The Sun (2013)Park rangers try their best to protect them, but have been ambushed and attacked as they carry out their duties in the midst of internal conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'ambush'
British English: ambush /ˈæmbʊʃ/ NOUN
An ambush is an attack on someone by people who have been hiding and waiting for them.
A policeman has been shot dead in an ambush.
- American English: ambush
- Arabic: كَمِيـن
- Brazilian Portuguese: emboscada
- Chinese: 埋伏
- Croatian: zasjeda
- Czech: útok ze zálohy
- Danish: baghold
- Dutch: hinderlaag
- European Spanish: emboscada
- Finnish: väijytys
- French: embuscade
- German: Hinterhalt
- Greek: ενέδρα
- Italian: imboscata
- Japanese: 待ち伏せ
- Korean: 매복
- Norwegian: bakhold
- Polish: zasadzka
- European Portuguese: emboscada
- Romanian: ambuscadă
- Russian: засада
- Spanish: emboscada
- Swedish: bakhåll
- Thai: การซุ่มโจมตี
- Turkish: tuzak
- Ukrainian: засідка
- Vietnamese: cuộc phục kích
British English: ambush VERB
If a group of people ambush their enemies, they attack them after hiding and waiting for them.
The rebels ambushed and killed 10 patrolmen.
Definition of ambush from the Collins English Dictionary
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