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Verb: waylay (waylaid)  'wey,ley or wey'ley
  1. Wait in hiding to attack
    "They read about the bold proposal of leading out a party of French and Indians to waylay the English in the woods";
    - ambush, scupper [informal], bushwhack [N. Amer], lurk, ambuscade [archaic], lie in wait

Derived forms: waylays, waylaid, waylaying

Type of: wait