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American English: /ˈæmbʊʃ/
British English: /ˈambʊʃ/

Translation of ambush in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (troops/vehicle)
    tenderle una emboscada a
    they were ambushed by guerrillas
    los guerrilleros les tendieron una emboscada
    Example sentences
    • So while we were in the cart, some of my soldiers ambushed the officers and stole their uniforms.
    • I think they might have let me know in advance what they were planning instead of ambushing me, don't you?
    • Perhaps we have stumbled upon a party intent on ambushing us and raiding our lands.


  • to lay an ambush (for somebody/something) they lay or waited in ambush for the column to pass
    esperaron emboscados a que pasara la columna
    Example sentences
    • There have been frequent attacks on livestock too, with crocodiles waiting in ambush near the river bank.
    • Barracuda and dogtooth tuna are a common sight along these edges just cruising or lying in ambush.
    • He could only see one metal wall, so he had no idea of how well it was guarded or if an ambush was waiting for him.
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