Waylay meaning

wālā
To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity).
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To lie in wait for and attack; ambush.
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To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
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To interrupt the course or progress of.

Travelers waylaid by a storm; an athlete waylaid by an injury.

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To wait for and accost (a person) on the way.
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To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
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To accost or intercept unexpectedly.
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Origin of waylay

  • way +"Ž lay likely from Middle Dutch wegelagen (“besetting of ways, lying in wait with evil or hostile intent along public ways").

    From Wiktionary