lying in wait

Definition of "lying in wait"
  1. The act of hiding in a hidden spot with the intent of attacking and causing harm or death to an unsuspecting individual
How to use "lying in wait" in a sentence
  1. The police officer found the suspect lying in wait in the alleyway, ready to ambush his victim.
  2. After several hours of lying in wait, the criminal attacked his target as soon as they approached the parked car.
  3. The investigator surmised that the perpetrator had been lying in wait behind the bushes in the victim's yard.

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