verb (used with object), way·laid, way·lay·ing.
Origin of waylay
Examples from the Web for waylay
She took every opportunity to consult Doctor Kendal and waylay him for long chats.Pretty Madcap Dorothy|Laura Jean Libbey
My idea was to wait outside the town of Falmouth, to waylay them, and then to thrash them both within an inch of their lives.The Birthright|Joseph Hocking
The question is—Have they passed the place, where it was intended to waylay them?The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
To this they all agreed, and hearing that the Governor would go out on that day for recreation, proceeded to waylay him.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas|W. Hastings Macaulay
He sends a band to waylay a trader and bring him from afar, only to at last return him unharmed and laden with rich treasure.The Rope of Gold|Roy J. Snell