[ UK /wˈe‍ɪle‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈweɪˌɫeɪ/ ]
VERB
  1. wait in hiding to attack
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How To Use waylay In A Sentence

  • She linger outside the theater to waylay him after the show.
  • to waylay him as he came out of school in the lunch break. THE BOOK LADY
  • Greenpeace managed to assemble enough boats to waylay the ship at sea.
  • Later on, these same corporate infested predators got HHO generation lost in the world of cold fusion confusion with just enough funding to keep it limping along and waylayed in that fantastical way out there in a way out of the way never-never land world of a seeming, instead of a being; lost into a fantasia of never happenin '! A Bottom Up Rescue Plan for the Auto, Bank and Mortgage Companies
  • They used to waylay him as he came out of the factory.
  • But Lo! when we had passed the borders and entered the body thereof, to our utter astonishment and dismay, instead of pursuers we found ourselves waylayed by thirty or forty more of the same pale race of white The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace. Containing an Account of the Kingdom of Bow-Woo, in the Interior of Africa; with the Climate and Natural Productions, Laws, and Customs Peculiar to That Place. With an Acco
  • Greenpeace managed to assemble enough boats to waylay the ship at sea.
  • As we went back to our ships, we saw three waylayers, who, having been taken in ambuscado, were going to be broken on the wheel; and a huge fornicator was burned with a lingering fire for beating a way and breaking one of its sides; we were told it was the way of the banks of the Nile in Egypt. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • Mrs. Peck saw him about to rush into their house and managed to waylay him for a moment.
  • Continually waylayed by searches for energy, for food, for ways to survive, and by the quirks of strange territory burgeoning with its own life, both mild and threatening, their journey grew longer and longer by the day. Flashback
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