lie in wait meaning

  "lie in wait" in a sentence
Verb: lie in wait
  1. Wait in hiding to attack
    - ambush, scupper, bushwhack [N. Amer], waylay, lurk, ambuscade

Derived forms: lain in wait, lies in wait, lay in wait, lying in wait

Type of: wait


[American slang]
Fig. to stay still and hidden, waiting for someone or something.
  Bob was lying in wait for Anne so he could scold her about something.
  The assassin lay in wait for his target to approach.

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  1. we'll lie in wait with our men, our equipment
  2. what dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the dark portal
  3. when they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait
  4. yet they lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own lives
  5. now then, during the night you and your men should come and lie in wait in the fields

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