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waylay

verb [T] uk   /ˌweɪˈleɪ/ (waylaid, waylaid) us  
to wait for and then stop someone, especially either to attack or talk to that person: A man on his way to deposit $12,000 in a bank was waylaid by two men who snatched his bag. I meant to leave earlier but I was waylaid on the way out of a meeting by my manager.
Translations of “waylay”
in Spanish atacar…
in French attaquer…
in German auflauern…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指為攻擊某人或與之談話而)伏擊,攔截…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指为攻击某人或与之谈话而)伏击,拦截…
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