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Definition of waylay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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