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From Middle English embushen, enbusshen, enbuschen, from Old French embuissier, enbuschier. Compare ambush, imbosk.


embush (third-person singular simple present embushes, present participle embushing, simple past and past participle embushed)

  1. (obsolete) To place or hide in a thicket; to ambush.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for embush in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)