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Hide vs. Ambush

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Hide

To put or keep out of sight or away from notice
Hid the money in a sock.
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Ambush

An ambush is a long-established military tactic in which combatants take advantage of concealment or the element of surprise to attack unsuspecting enemy combatants from concealed positions, such as among dense underbrush or behind hilltops. Ambushes have been used consistently throughout history, from ancient to modern warfare.
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Hide

To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal
Tried to hide the facts.
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Ambush

A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
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Hide

To cut off from sight; cover up
Clouds hid the stars.
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Ambush

Those hiding in order to attack by surprise
The captain stationed an ambush near the harbor.
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Hide

To avert (one's gaze), especially in shame or grief.
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Ambush

The hiding place used for such an attack
"Uncle Harm had hunted the way Trapper did—on foot, stalking and laying traps, shooting from ambush" (Rick Bass).
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Hide

To keep oneself out of sight or notice.
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Ambush

To attack from a concealed position.
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Hide

To seek refuge or respite
"no place to hide from boredom or anger or loneliness" (Matt Teague).
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Ambush

The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
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Hide

To beat severely; flog.
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Ambush

An attack launched from a concealed position.
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Hide

The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.
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Ambush

The concealed position or state from which a surprise attack is launched.
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Hide

An old English measure of land, usually the amount held adequate for one free family and its dependents.
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Ambush

The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; those who lie in wait.
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Hide

(transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
He hides his magazines under the bed.
The politicians were accused of keeping information hidden from the public.
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Ambush

(transitive) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
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Hide

(intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
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Ambush

(transitive) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
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Hide

To beat with a whip made from hide.
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Ambush

A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siegeOr ambush from the deep.
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Hide

(countable) The skin of an animal.
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Ambush

A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
Bold in close ambush, base in open field.
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Hide

The human skin.
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Ambush

The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
The ambush arose quickly out of their place.
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Hide

One's own life or personal safety, especially when in peril.
To save his own hide
Better watch his hide
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Ambush

To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
By ambushed men behind their temple laid,We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
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Hide

(countable) mainly British A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
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Ambush

To attack by ambush; to waylay.
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Hide

A secret room for hiding oneself or valuables; a hideaway.
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Ambush

To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.
Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey.
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Hide

(countable) A covered structure to which a pet animal can retreat, as is recommended for snakes.
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Ambush

The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
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Hide

(historical) A unit of land and tax assessment of varying size, originally as intended to support one household with dependents.
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Ambush

Wait in hiding to attack
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Hide

To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.
A city that is set on an hill can not be hid.
If circumstances lead me, I will findWhere truth is hid.
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Ambush

Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
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Hide

To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.
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Hide

To remove from danger; to shelter.
In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion.
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Hide

To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.
Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide.
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Hide

To flog; to whip.
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Hide

An abode or dwelling.
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Hide

The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; - generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.
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Hide

The human skin; - so called in contempt.
O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide!
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Hide

The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
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Hide

Body covering of a living animal
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Hide

Prevent from being seen or discovered;
Muslim women hide their faces
Hide the money
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Hide

Be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety;
Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding
She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana
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Hide

Cover as if with a shroud;
The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery
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Hide

Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;
A hidden message
A veiled threat
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