HyperDic: lie_in_wait

English > 1 sense of the expression lie in wait:
VERBcompetitionlie in wait, ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscadewait in hiding to attack
English > lie in wait: 1 sense > verb 1, competition
Meaningwait in hiding to attack.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade
BroaderwaitStay in one place and anticipate or expect something
Spanishemboscar, esconderse
Catalanamagar-se, estar amagat

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