emboscar
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emboscar(
ehm
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bohs
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kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to set up a surprise attack for)
a. to ambush
El Vietcong emboscó a los soldados estadounidenses en la selva.The Vietcong ambushed the American soldiers in the jungle.
emboscarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to prepare for a surprise attack)
a. to position oneself for an ambush
Los bandidos se emboscaron en el cruce de caminos y esperaron a la diligencia.The bandits positioned themselves for an ambush by the crossroads and waited for the coach.
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emboscar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to ambush
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emboscarse
pronominal verb
to lie in ambush
estaban emboscados cerca del camino they were in ambush near the road
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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