Synonyms of ambush in English:

ambush


See definition of ambush

noun

1‘seven members of a patrol were killed in an ambush’

SYNONYMS

surprise attack, trap, snare, pitfall, lure

dated ambuscade


verb

1‘a gang of twenty youths ambushed their patrol car’

SYNONYMS

attack by surprise, trap, surprise, pounce on, lay a trap for, set an ambush for, lie in wait for, waylay, entrap, ensnare

North American bushwhack

archaic ambuscade