Definition of waylay:
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.
- "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
Hence it came about that although Carl made several valiant attempts to waylay his mother in the pantry, or corral her in her room, he was each time thwarted and was never able to get beyond a vague introduction to the topic so near his heart.- "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
- "The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes", Thomas Hardy.