Synonyms of ambush in English:

ambush


See US English definition of ambush

See UK English definition of ambush

See Spanish definition of emboscada

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