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1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy. By ambushed men behind their temple ai, We have the king of Mexico betrayed. (Dryden)

2. To attack by ambush; to waylay.

Origin: oe. Enbussen, enbushen, OF. Embushier, embuissier, f. Embucher, embusquer, fr. LL. Imboscare; in _ LL. Boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to g. Bush, E. Bush. See Ambuscade, Buh.

1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare. Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege or ambush from the deep. (Milton)

2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise. Bold in close ambush, base in open field. (Dryden)

3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait. The ambush arose quickly out of their place. (Josh. Viii. 19) to lay an ambush, to post a force in ambush.

Origin: f. Embuche, fr. The verb. See ambush.

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