Definitions For Ambush


  • The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • An act of hiding, waiting for others to appear, and then suddenly attacking them : a surprise attack
  • A hidden place from which a surprise attack can be made


  • Wait in hiding to attack
  • Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
  • To attack (someone or something) by surprise from a hidden place

Is Ambush a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Ambush is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Ambush in a Sentence

  • We have reports of enemy soldiers ambushing civilians on this road.
  • The king's enemies planned to ambush the royal coach on the way to Paris and capture the king
  • Many soldiers were killed in the ambush.
  • The soldiers were lying in ambush, waiting for the enemy to approach.
  • A snake waiting in ambush for its next meal

Synonyms for Ambush

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