Way"lay` Waylaying.] [Way + lay.]

To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.

Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those men that we have already waylaid. Shak.

She often contrived to waylay him in his walks. Sir W. Scott.


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