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am·bus·cade

 (ăm′bə-skād′, ăm′bə-skād′)
n.
An ambush.
tr.v. am·bus·cad·ed, am·bus·cad·ing, am·bus·cades
To attack suddenly and without warning from a concealed place; ambush.

[French embuscade (from Old French embuschier, to ambush) and Old Italian imboscata (from feminine past participle of imboscare, to ambush), both from Frankish *boscu, bush, woods.]

ambuscade

(ˌæmbəˈskeɪd)
n
an ambush
vb
to ambush or lie in ambush
[C16: from French embuscade, from Old Italian imboscata, probably of Germanic origin; compare ambush]

am•bush

(ˈæm bʊʃ)

n.
1. an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise: The highwaymen waited in ambush near the road.
2. an act or instance of attacking unexpectedly from a concealed position.
3. the concealed position itself: They fired from ambush.
4. those who attack suddenly and unexpectedly from a concealed position.
v.t.
5. to attack from ambush.
v.i.
6. to lie in ambush.
[1250–1300; Middle English enbuss(h)en < Middle French embuschier literally, to set in the woods « Vulgar Latin *busca wood, forest]
am′bush•er, n.

ambuscade


Past participle: ambuscaded
Gerund: ambuscading

Imperative
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ambuscade
Present
I ambuscade
you ambuscade
he/she/it ambuscades
we ambuscade
you ambuscade
they ambuscade
Preterite
I ambuscaded
you ambuscaded
he/she/it ambuscaded
we ambuscaded
you ambuscaded
they ambuscaded
Present Continuous
I am ambuscading
you are ambuscading
he/she/it is ambuscading
we are ambuscading
you are ambuscading
they are ambuscading
Present Perfect
I have ambuscaded
you have ambuscaded
he/she/it has ambuscaded
we have ambuscaded
you have ambuscaded
they have ambuscaded
Past Continuous
I was ambuscading
you were ambuscading
he/she/it was ambuscading
we were ambuscading
you were ambuscading
they were ambuscading
Past Perfect
I had ambuscaded
you had ambuscaded
he/she/it had ambuscaded
we had ambuscaded
you had ambuscaded
they had ambuscaded
Future
I will ambuscade
you will ambuscade
he/she/it will ambuscade
we will ambuscade
you will ambuscade
they will ambuscade
Future Perfect
I will have ambuscaded
you will have ambuscaded
he/she/it will have ambuscaded
we will have ambuscaded
you will have ambuscaded
they will have ambuscaded
Future Continuous
I will be ambuscading
you will be ambuscading
he/she/it will be ambuscading
we will be ambuscading
you will be ambuscading
they will be ambuscading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ambuscading
you have been ambuscading
he/she/it has been ambuscading
we have been ambuscading
you have been ambuscading
they have been ambuscading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ambuscading
you will have been ambuscading
he/she/it will have been ambuscading
we will have been ambuscading
you will have been ambuscading
they will have been ambuscading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ambuscading
you had been ambuscading
he/she/it had been ambuscading
we had been ambuscading
you had been ambuscading
they had been ambuscading
Conditional
I would ambuscade
you would ambuscade
he/she/it would ambuscade
we would ambuscade
you would ambuscade
they would ambuscade
Past Conditional
I would have ambuscaded
you would have ambuscaded
he/she/it would have ambuscaded
we would have ambuscaded
you would have ambuscaded
they would have ambuscaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambuscade - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surpriseambuscade - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
Verb1.ambuscade - wait in hiding to attackambuscade - wait in hiding to attack    
wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

ambuscade

noun
An attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person:
verb
To attack suddenly and without warning: