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synonyms for ambushes

  • assault
  • surround
  • trap
  • waylay
  • ambuscade
  • assail
  • bushwhack
  • decoy
  • ensnare
  • entrap
  • hide
  • hook
  • jump
  • lurk
  • net
  • surprise
  • wait
  • box in
  • dry gulch
  • hem in
  • lay for
  • set trap
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How to use ambushes in a sentence

The day before all the scouts had been instructed as to our maneuvers once we crossed the river and were searching for ambushes.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Where was that fine project of leading Jansoulet across the bogs, of guarding him against ambushes?
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
He entered with the nervous air of a man who is accustomed to fear the presence of traps and ambushes; who scents and avoids them.
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
On that first story, the doors stood ajar, three of them like three ambushes, shaking his nerves like the throats of cannon.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 8 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The ground was hilly and rough, very suitable for ambushes, and over which they did not venture without extreme precaution.
THE SECRET OF THE ISLANDW.H.G. KINGSTON (TRANSLATION FROM JULES VERNE)
History records many relaxations of this principle of precaution, and for lack of it sudden ambushes and deplorable disasters.
THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, OCTOBER, 1900VARIOUS
The fire ceased, and the little party soon reached the spot where the peasants were lying thickly in their ambushes.
THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVEG. A. HENTY
And so hearts that thought they knew themselves came upon ambushes of emotion and hidden indwellings of spirit not guessed before.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
There were designs against King William that were no more honorable than the ambushes of cut-throats and footpads.
THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ.W. M. THACKERAY
He did with energy what could be done in the midst of arms, the noise of artillery, the ambushes of the enemy, and the slaughter.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898: VOLUME XVII, 1609-1616VARIOUS
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