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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Intercepted or attacked from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay; Also: Awaited and accosted unexpectedly.

Usage examples (32)
  • Verb (used with object), : The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers
  • (I just happened to be trying on a Minnie Mouse headband when we got waylaid, which is why I've got that silly thing on my head.)
  • I mean thieves en grand, such as waylaid him and stripped him on English highroads.
  • Caravans if waylaid were waylaid by way of reprisal xxx for more
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