verb (past and past participle waylaid)[with object]
Stop or interrupt (someone) and detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way: he waylaid me on the stairs
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- She followed the man and was about to waylay him when he suddenly stopped.
- So, it appears all they did was to go and waylay the man.
- She tried repeatedly to waylay him, but succeeded only once, in November 1935.
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- He was celebrated on stage and in penny dreadfuls, and took on a new folkloric persona as a waylayer of solitary travellers.