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lying in wait

Definitions of lying in wait
  1. adjective
    waiting in concealment; in ambush
    “an army lying in wait in the forest”
    Synonyms:
    concealed
    hidden on any grounds for any motive
  2. noun
    the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    synonyms: ambuscade, ambush, trap
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    types:
    dry-gulching
    the act of killing from ambush
    type of:
    coup de main, surprise attack
    an attack without warning
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