Waylay definitions

wā'lā'
To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
verb
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To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity).
verb
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0
To interrupt the course or progress of.

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

verb
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To lie in wait for and attack; ambush.
verb
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0
To wait for and accost (a person) on the way.
verb
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0
To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
verb
0
0
To accost or intercept unexpectedly.
verb
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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").