from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make one's way through thick woods by cutting away bushes and branches.
- intransitive v. To travel through or live in the woods.
- intransitive v. To fight as a guerrilla in the woods.
- transitive v. To attack suddenly from a place of concealment; ambush. See Synonyms at ambush.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to travel through thick wooded country, cutting away scrub to make progress
- v. to fight, as a guerilla, especially in wooded country
- v. to ambush
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla.
- intransitive v. to cut one's way through the woods or bush.
- transitive v. to lie in ambush for, lie in wait for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act in the manner of a bushwhacker: sojourn in or beat about the bush
- engage in guerrilla warfare and fire from behind the bushes.
- To cut bushes with a bushwhacker.
- To hunt clucks by approaching them in a boat which has a screen around it to conceal the occupants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wait in hiding to attack
- v. cut one's way through the woods or bush
- v. live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla
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"bushwhack" by rabblerowzer on Thursday, Jul 26, 2007 at 10: 00: 54 AM
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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.
But in desperately failing schools, where most kids lack basic skills, the only way to bushwhack a path out of the darkness is with a good, solid measuring stick.
There was only one way to get into the area: land in a neighboring valley and bushwhack through a couple of thousand vertical feet of nasty terrain.
We bushwhack -- not barefoot -- over muddy streams and up through the tangle of vines and limbs, to the place where Marina waits.
Johnson's putter did not always cooperate, and he got into trouble with some of the bushwhack spots common to the U.S.
It wasn't easy; I had to bushwhack, using my arms as machetes.
Once I was scouting a very large buck who lived in a very brushy draw, and intended to bushwhack him.
I knew there must be some use for the treacherous bramble that can sorely interrupt a pleasant bushwhack!