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way·lay

 (wā′lā′)
tr.v. way·laid (-lād′), way·lay·ing, way·lays
1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush. See Synonyms at ambush.
2. To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity): "After the meal he followed me into the living room and waylaid me before I could reassemble my guests" (Louis Auchincloss).
3. To interrupt the course or progress of: travelers waylaid by a storm; an athlete waylaid by an injury.

way′lay′er n.

waylay

(weɪˈleɪ)
vb (tr) , -lays, -laying or -laid
1. to lie in wait for and attack
2. to await and intercept unexpectedly
[C16: from way + lay1]
wayˈlayer n

way•lay

(ˈweɪˌleɪ, weɪˈleɪ)

v.t. -laid, -lay•ing.
1. to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay.
2. to await and accost unexpectedly.
[1505–15; way1 + lay1, after Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wegelagen to lie in wait, derivative of wegelage a lying in wait]
way′lay`er, n.

waylay


Past participle: waylaid
Gerund: waylaying

Imperative
waylay
waylay
Present
I waylay
you waylay
he/she/it waylays
we waylay
you waylay
they waylay
Preterite
I waylaid
you waylaid
he/she/it waylaid
we waylaid
you waylaid
they waylaid
Present Continuous
I am waylaying
you are waylaying
he/she/it is waylaying
we are waylaying
you are waylaying
they are waylaying
Present Perfect
I have waylaid
you have waylaid
he/she/it has waylaid
we have waylaid
you have waylaid
they have waylaid
Past Continuous
I was waylaying
you were waylaying
he/she/it was waylaying
we were waylaying
you were waylaying
they were waylaying
Past Perfect
I had waylaid
you had waylaid
he/she/it had waylaid
we had waylaid
you had waylaid
they had waylaid
Future
I will waylay
you will waylay
he/she/it will waylay
we will waylay
you will waylay
they will waylay
Future Perfect
I will have waylaid
you will have waylaid
he/she/it will have waylaid
we will have waylaid
you will have waylaid
they will have waylaid
Future Continuous
I will be waylaying
you will be waylaying
he/she/it will be waylaying
we will be waylaying
you will be waylaying
they will be waylaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waylaying
you have been waylaying
he/she/it has been waylaying
we have been waylaying
you have been waylaying
they have been waylaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waylaying
you will have been waylaying
he/she/it will have been waylaying
we will have been waylaying
you will have been waylaying
they will have been waylaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waylaying
you had been waylaying
he/she/it had been waylaying
we had been waylaying
you had been waylaying
they had been waylaying
Conditional
I would waylay
you would waylay
he/she/it would waylay
we would waylay
you would waylay
they would waylay
Past Conditional
I would have waylaid
you would have waylaid
he/she/it would have waylaid
we would have waylaid
you would have waylaid
they would have waylaid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.waylay - wait in hiding to attackwaylay - wait in hiding to attack    
wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

waylay

verb
1. attack, surprise, hold up, ambush, set upon, lie in wait for, catch The trucks are being waylaid by bandits.
2. accost, stop, intercept, pounce on, swoop down on He was forever waylaying me for chats in the corridor.

waylay

verb
To attack suddenly and without warning:
Translations
يَتَرَبَّص
sitja fyrir
uzbrukt no slēpņauzglūnēt
yolunu kesmek

waylay

[weɪˈleɪ] (waylaid (pt, pp)) [weɪˈleɪd] VTabordar, detener
I was waylaid by the managerme detuvo el gerente
they were waylaid by thievesles atacaron unos ladrones

waylay

[ˌweɪˈleɪ] vt
(= attack) → attaquer
(= intercept to speak to sb) → aborder
I got waylaid → j'ai été retardé

waylay

[weɪˈleɪ] (waylaid (pt, pp)) vt (old) → intercettare
I got waylaid (fig) → ho avuto un contrattempo

waylay

(weiˈlei) past tense, past participle wayˈlaid verb
to ambush. He was waylaid by a crowd of angry demonstrators.
References in classic literature ?
A puppy alone by the river bank meant a puppy dead or a puppy that aroused the camp with its shrill pain and terror as it fled back from the wolf-cub that had waylaid it.
We were not waylaid by robbers, we fed and slept unchallenged at inns, we escaped collision with the police, and we encountered no bodily dangers of any kind; yet should I not call the journey uneventful, nor indeed, I think, would Nicolete.
Knowing at what time his wife did her shopping, one day, unable any longer to bear not seeing her, he waylaid her in the street.
But Philip watched the surgeon out of the house, and waylaid Mr.
The next evening Nicodemus waylaid George and poured a bucket of ice-water over him.
Ay, if he had seen them but one hour before, then scarcely a man of them should have lived to reach the stream, for he would have waylaid them with his wolves.
After giving me the plan of this house, doubtless hoping I should kill the count and he thus become his heir, or that the count would kill me and I should be out of his way, he waylaid me, and has murdered me."
The cross marks the spot where a celebrated troubadour was waylaid and murdered in the fourteenth century.
As late as 2014, Serbia, already a top-notch basketball program, got waylaid by the United States, 129-92.
Ramento was in a van driven by barangay kagawad Glenn Padre, with Noeimi Gumtang, 26, and her six-year-old daughter Altheawhen they were waylaid, Capt.
Ceres Negros waylaid Stallion Laguna, with a 5-0 win in the nightcap of the Philippines Football League matches at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa, Batangas on Wednesday.
WAYLAID WANGECHIKinuthia, who is a former employee of a betting company in Nairobi, allegedly waylaid Wangechi as she was returning to her hostel which is opposite the MTRH as she left the wards.Kinuthia has denied killing Wangechi.