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waylayverb [T]

uk   /ˌweɪˈleɪ/ 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 leave earlier but I was waylaid on the way out of a meeting by my manager.
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