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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMBUSHED

His gun was ready in his hand; he did not propose to be ambushed.

They ambushed him; he drove them out of the thicket but fell––You have dropped your flowers.

By its result the ambuscaders were ambushed, riding headlong into a trap.

If we are ambushed here in these woods, my first shot will be at you.

They had followed along that cow-path, and had been ambushed.

The ambushed man shrank a step backward into his hiding-place.

It is useless to think of retreating by the way we have come; we should only be ambushed.

On Tuesday one of our patrols was ambushed, and only one man returned with the news.

Shot after shot from the ambushed enemy hurtled toward them.

They thought we were in a plot with other natives, and had ambushed them.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French embuscher (13c., Modern French embûcher) "to lay an ambush," from en- "in" + busch "wood," apparently from Frankish *busk "bush, woods" (see bush (n.)). Related: Ambushed; ambushing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AMBUSHED

trapped

adjectivecaught in a trap
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