Collections vs Ambush - What's the difference?

collections | ambush |


As nouns the difference between collections and ambush

is that collections is while ambush is the act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.

As a verb ambush is

to station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.

collections

English

Noun

(head)
  • (accounting, of an account) A state being beyond merely past due.
  • We have sent your account to collections .
  • (accounting) A department that attempts to collect on accounts that are beyond merely past due.
  • Sorry, but you'll have to talk with collections .
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    ambush

    English

    Noun

    (ambushes)
  • The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
  • An attack launched from a concealed position.
  • * Milton
  • Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege / Or ambush from the deep.
  • The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; those who lie in wait.
  • * Bible, Josh. viii. 19
  • The ambush arose quickly out of their place.

    Derived terms

    * ambush marketing * ambush journalism

    Verb

    (es)
  • To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  • * Dryden
  • By ambushed men behind their temple laid / We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
  • To attack by ambush; to waylay.