Waylay

Definition of Waylay

Way´lay`
v. t.1.To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.
[imp. & p. p. Waylaid ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waylaying.]
Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those men that we have already waylaid.
- Shak.
She often contrived to waylay him in his walks.
- Sir W. Scott.

Related Words

ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, scupper, wait
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