waylay - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌweɪˈleɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theywaylay
he/she/itwaylays
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.