waylaid

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(wālād′, wā lād)

From the verb waylay: (⇒ conjugate)
waylaid is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
way•laid  (wālād′, wā lād),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. pt. and pp. of  waylay. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
way•lay /ˈweɪˌleɪ, weɪˈleɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -laid, -lay•ing. 
  1. to intercept or attack from a position of hiding or ambush:to waylay him while he was crossing the alley.
  2. to await and then rush up to greet, confront, solicit, etc., unexpectedly:to waylay the boss in the hallway.
way•lay•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
way•lay  (wālā′, wā lā),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -laid, -lay•ing. 
  1. to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay.
  2. to await and accost unexpectedly:The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers.
waylay′er, n. 
  • way1 + lay1, after Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wegelagen to lie in wait, derivative of wegelage a lying in wait 1505–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
waylay /weɪˈleɪ/ vb ( -lays, -laying, -laid)(transitive)
  1. to lie in wait for and attack
  2. to await and intercept unexpectedly
Etymology: 16th Century: from way + lay1

wayˈlayer n
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