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Definition of waylay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

waylay

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈweɪleɪ//
 
waylay somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waylay
 
he / she / it waylays
 
past simple waylaid
 
-ing form waylaying
 
 
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to stop someone who is going somewhere, especially in order to talk to them or attack them I got waylaid on my way here.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: waylay