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waylayverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌweɪˈleɪ/ (waylaid, waylaid)
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 ​leaveearlier but I was waylaid on the way out of a ​meeting by my ​manager.
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