bushwhack-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: wait in hiding to attack

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] BUSHWHACK NP2[patient] (PP[instrument]) (PP[location])

When his partner came around to bushwhack you, I shot his partner in the back, to save you.
Bushwhack these rascals in the grounds, before they get near the lodge.
Lo and behold, the man showed up, ambushed us, bushwhacked us.
They bushwhacked us with a laser blast.
He bushwhacked them with a rifle from a safe distance, and in the back, at that.
During The Revolution the British bushwhacked us in the woods.

VerbNet: murder-42.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: bushwhack.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: live in the bushes as a fugitive or guerilla

Commentary: No clear examples found.

*The fugitives bushwhacked in the back woods, avoiding society.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: cut one's way through the woods or bushes

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] BUSHWHACK (NP2[theme]) (PP[start_point]) (PP[end_point]) (PP[direction|path])

Let's see if we can bushwhack our way up to the tree.
From there, they bushwhacked their way to Owl's Head Mountain.
Family members bushwhacked their way through 50 kilometers of forest to the site where the farm now stands.
That meant it was time to cut off the path and bushwhack south across the Great Gosdog Swamp.
He had just bushwhacked through the forest from the edge of Spot Pond.
Harriman participants bushwhacked through high grass.
They bushwhacked through dense brush into a heavily forested ravine known as Little Creek.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: bushwhack.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3