Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Waylaid'
Waylaid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
v : wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper, bushwhack,
lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
- Waylay \Way"lay`\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waylaid; p.
pr. & vb. n. Waylaying.] [Way + lay.]
To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way;
especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to
seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.
Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those
men that we have already waylaid. --Shak.
She often contrived to waylay him in his walks. --Sir
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Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series about floods and flood dangers in the Pikes Peak Region. This story focuses on the Memorial Day flood of 1935, the most destructive in the region’s history. In Colorado Springs, as in much of the arid Southwest, rains come quickly and unexpectedly. Spring rain [...] Read more on this news related to 'Waylaid'
- Sen. Kirk makes first official public appearance since stroke
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