Ambush vs Skulk - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between ambush and skulk
is that ambush
is the act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise while skulk
is a group of foxes.
As verbs the difference between ambush and skulk
is that ambush
is to station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy while skulk
is to conceal oneself; to hide.
The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
An attack launched from a concealed position.
The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; those who lie in wait.
* Bible, Josh. viii. 19
- Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege / Or ambush from the deep.
- The ambush arose quickly out of their place.
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To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
To attack by ambush; to waylay.
- By ambushed men behind their temple laid / We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
A group of foxes.
One who skulks; a skulker.
to conceal oneself; to hide
* 1852 , Charles Dickens, Bleak House ,
- Discovered and defeated of your prey, / You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away.
to sneak around, sneak about
* 1904 , Paul Laurence Dunbar,
- Behind dingy blind and curtain, in upper story and garret, skulking more or less under false names, false hair, false titles, false jewellery, and false histories, a colony of brigands lie in their first sleep.
to shirk; to avoid obligation
- Fully a dozen of the citizens had seen him hastening toward the woods and noted his skulking air [...]