Synonyms of 'waylay'
to lie in wait for and attackThe trucks are being waylaid by bandits.
to intercept (someone) unexpectedlyHe was forever waylaying me for chats in the corridor.
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in the sense of ambush
to attack suddenly from a concealed position
Rebels ambushed and killed 10 patrolmen.
in the sense of catch
to surprise in an act
He caught a youth breaking into his car.
Thesaurus for waylay from the Collins English Thesaurus