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waylay (v.)

"to ambush," 1510s, from way (n.) + lay (v.), on model of Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wegelagen "besetting of ways, lying in wait with evil or hostile intent along public ways." Related: Waylaid; waylaying.

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Definitions of waylay from WordNet

waylay (v.)
wait in hiding to attack;
Synonyms: ambush / scupper / bushwhack / lurk / ambuscade / lie in wait
From wordnet.princeton.edu