Meaning of waylay

way•lay

Pronunciation: (wā'lā", wā-lā'), [key]
— -laid, -lay•ing.
  1. to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay.
  2. to await and accost unexpectedly: The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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