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WAYLAY (waylaid)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does waylay mean? 

WAYLAY (verb)
  The verb WAYLAY has 1 sense:

1. wait in hiding to attack

  Familiarity information: WAYLAY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAYLAY (verb)


Sense 1waylay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wait in hiding to attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

ambuscade; ambush; bushwhack; lie in wait; scupper; waylay; lurk

Hypernyms (to "waylay" is one way to...):

wait (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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