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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun ambuscade:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ambuscade:

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Synonyms of the noun ambuscade

Equivalent words for the noun ambuscade:

  1. ambush (6 letter word for ambuscade)
    • plural: ambushes
    • related terms: Antiambush, counterambush, outambush, Ambushee, ambushlike, ambushment, ambusher
  2. trap (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for ambuscade)
    • plural: traps
    • related terms: betrap, intrap, intrapial, Cryotrap, trapish, Trapless, traplike

Equivalent phrase for the noun ambuscade:

  1. lying in wait (13 characters phrase, the longest phrasal synonym for ambuscade)

Hypernyms of the noun ambuscade

More generic words for the noun ambuscade, that have fewer characters:

  1. attack (6 letter word)
  2. onrush (6 letter word)
    • plural: onrushes
  3. onset (5 letter word, the shortest hypernym for ambuscade)
    • plural: onsets

More generic words for the noun ambuscade, that have the same number of characters:

  1. onslaught (9 letter word)

More generic phrases for the noun ambuscade:

  1. coup de main (12 character phrase)
  2. surprise attack (15 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for ambuscade)

Hyponyms of the noun ambuscade

More specific term for the noun ambuscade:

  1. dry-gulching (12 character term)

Synonyms of the verb ambuscade

Equivalent words for the verb ambuscade, that have fewer characters:

  1. ambush (6 letter word for ambuscade)
    • inflections: ambushed, ambushing, ambushes
    • related terms: unambush, counterambush, outambush, Ambushee, ambushlike, ambushment, ambusher
  2. lurk (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for ambuscade)
    • inflections: lurked, lurking, lurks
    • related terms: lurky, lurker
  3. scupper (7 letter word for ambuscade)
    • inflections: scuppered, scuppering, scuppers
  4. waylay (6 letter word for ambuscade)
    • inflections: waylaid, waylaying, waylays

Equivalent words for the verb ambuscade, that have the same number of characters:

  1. bushwhack (9 letter word for ambuscade)
    • inflections: bushwhacked, bushwhacking, bushwhacks
    • related term: bushwhacker

Equivalent phrase for the verb ambuscade:

  1. lie in wait (11 characters phrase, the longest phrasal synonym for ambuscade)

Hypernyms of the verb ambuscade

More generic words for the verb ambuscade:

  1. act (3 letter word, the shortest hypernym for ambuscade)
    • inflections: acted, acting, acts
    • related terms: unact, unactable, unaction, unactive, inact, inaction, inactive, exact, exactment, exactness, exactable, exacter, exactor, exaction, exactive, exactly, transact, transactor, transaction, Transactive, anteact, coact, coactor, coaction, coactive, counteract, counteracter, counteractor, counteractant, counteraction, counteractive, foreact, interact, Interactor, interactant, interaction, interactive, misact, outact, overact, Overactor, overaction, overactive, peract, postact, preact, preaction, preactive, react, reactance, reactor, reactant, reaction, reactive, re-act, retroact, retroaction, retroactive, subact, subaction, underact, underactor, underaction, underactive, ACCY, actify, actine, actless, acture, actable, actor, actious, Actant, action, active
  2. move (4 letter word)
    • inflections: moved, moving, moves
    • related terms: amove, amovable, demove, commove, Comove, countermove, counter-move, emove, mismove, outmove, Postmove, premove, premover, remove, removal, removable, remover, upmove, Moval, moveless, movement, moveable, mover
  3. wait (4 letter word)
    • inflections: waited, waiting, waits
    • related terms: await, awaiter, counter-wait, outwait, Waitee, Waitable, waiter
  4. work (4 letter word)
    • inflections: wrought, worked, working, works
    • related terms: awork, unwork, unworkable, unworker, inwork, a-work, co-work, co-worker, counterwork, counterworker, interwork, outwork, outworker, overwork, Postwork, Prework, rework, Telework, underwork, underworker, underworkman, upwork, workaholic, workful, workless, Worklike, workship, worksome, worky, workable, worker, workman, workmanship, workwoman, Workly, workwise

Related word for the term ambuscade, that has fewer characters:

  1. Ambushes (8 letter word)
    • related terms: Ambushee, ambushlike, ambushment, ambusher

Related word for the term ambuscade, that has more characters:

  1. ambuscader (10 letter word)

Related phrases for the term ambuscade:

  1. Military Surprise (17 character phrase)
  2. Sneak attack (12 character phrase)

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