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Meaning of LYING IN WAIT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  2. [adj]  waiting in concealment; in ambush; "an army lying in wait in the forest"
 
 Synonyms: ambuscade, ambush, concealed, trap
 
 See Also: coup de main, dry-gulching, surprise attack

 

 

 

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