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(bo͝osh′wăk′, -hwăk′)
v. bush·whacked, bush·whack·ing, bush·whacks
v. intr.
1. To force one's way through a forested or overgrown area where no path exists: "Often on the verge of starvation, they bushwhacked through muskeg, forded ice-cold streams and rivers ... determined to conquer a daunting land deemed impassable" (Brenda Koller).
2. To travel through or live in the woods.
3. To fight as a guerrilla in the woods.
v. tr.
To attack suddenly from a place of concealment. See Synonyms at ambush.

[Back-formation from bushwhacker.]


a US term for bushfighting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bushwhacking - lying in ambush; "bushwhacking guerrillas attacking from ambush"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"