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Definition of waylay:

  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.


hang around, lallygag, assail, lollygag, loiter, mess about, expose, mill around, peril, ambuscade, scupper, skulk, loaf, surprise, still-hunt, lounge, lie in wait, linger, tarry, attack, ambush, bushwhack, lurk, accost, endanger, mill about, footle.

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