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ambush

Pronunciation: /ˈæmbʊʃ/

Translation of ambush in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [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.

noun/nombre

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