embûche

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See also: embuche, embuché, and embûché

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French enbusque (compare doublet embuscade), from Old French embuschier (to ambush), from Vulgar Latin *imbosco, from in + boscus (wood, woods).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

embûche f (plural embûches)

  1. (usually in the plural) ambush (concealment in order to attack or harm someone by surprise)
  2. (figuratively) trap

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Verb[edit]

embûche

  1. inflection of embûcher:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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