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verb [transitive] waylay pronunciation in British English /ˌweɪˈleɪ/
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present tense
present participlewaylaying
past tensewaylaid
past participlewaylaid
  1. to stop someone who is going somewhere, especially to trouble them or harm them
    get/be waylaid:

    We got waylaid by a couple of the protesters.



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