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