lying in wait

Definitions of lying in wait
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adj waiting in concealment; in ambush

“an army lying in wait in the forest”
Synonyms:
concealed
hidden on any grounds for any motive

n the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Synonyms:
ambuscade, ambush, trap
Types:
dry-gulching
the act of killing from ambush
Type of:
coup de main, surprise attack
an attack without warning

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