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Definition of waylay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

waylay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waylay
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪ//
 
he / she / it waylays
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪz//
 
past simple waylaid
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪd//
 
past participle waylaid
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪd//
 
-ing form waylaying
BrE BrE//weɪˈleɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪˈleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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waylay somebody to stop somebody 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 American Dictionary entry: waylay