- n. 埋伏，伏击；伏兵
- vt. 埋伏，伏击
- vi. 埋伏
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来自法语。am-, 同前缀em-, 进入，使，见embody, 具体化。bush, 丛林。
- ambush:  Originally, ambush meant literally ‘put in a bush’ – or more precisely ‘hide in a wood, from where one can make a surprise attack’. The hypothetical Vulgar Latin verb *imboscāre was formed from the prefix in- and the noun *boscus ‘bush, thicket’ (a word of Germanic origin, related to English bush). In Old French this became embuschier, and when English acquired it its prefix gradually became transformed into am-.
In the 16th century, various related forms were borrowed into English – Spanish produced ambuscado, Italian was responsible for imboscata, and French embuscade was anglicized was ambuscade – but none now survives other than as an archaism.
- ambush (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French embuscher (13c., Modern French embûcher) "to lay an ambush," from en- "in" + busch "wood," apparently from Frankish *busk "bush, woods" (see bush (n.)). Related: Ambushed; ambushing.
- ambush (n.)
- late 15c., embushe, from the English verb or from Middle French embusche, from Old French embuscher (see ambush (v.)). Earlier was ambushment (late 14c.). Figurative use by 1590s.
- 1. A policeman has been shot dead in an ambush.
- 2. The gunmen, lying in ambush, opened fire, killing the driver.
- 3. Two soldiers were killed in a terrorist ambush.
- 4. The enemy chased the decoys down to the place of ambush.
- 5. Our soldiers lay in ambush in the jungle for the enemy.
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