Meaning of “waylay” in the English Dictionary

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"waylay" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “waylay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)