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Definition of "bushwhack" []

  • To make one's way through thick woods by cutting away bushes and branches. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel through or live in the woods. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fight as a guerrilla in the woods. (verb-intransitive)
  • To attack suddenly from a place of concealment; ambush. See Synonyms at ambush. (verb-transitive)
  • To ambush (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To cut or beat one's way through thick woods (verb)
  • To range or move around in woods or the bush (verb)
  • To fight as a guerrilla in wild or uncivilized regions (verb)
  • To work in the bush, esp at timber felling (verb)

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Use "bushwhack" in a sentence
  • ""bushwhack" by rabblerowzer on Thursday, Jul 26, 2007 at 10: 00: 54 AM"
  • "While not positioned on actin in a way that readily converts to strong binding, Type 2 attachments are placed so that if they remained stationary while the actin target zone moved M-ward by 1 or 2 actin subunits, they would be positioned to "bushwhack" the target-zone actins and form Type 1 weak attachments (Supporting"
  • "And the lesson learned on this odyssey was twofold: first, the treasures of solitude and eager trout are there for the asking if you're willing to hike, bushwhack, and sweat a bit; second, these fish still hang in a very fragile balance, and it's up to us to keep them."