Synonyms of 'waylay'
The trucks are being waylaid by bandits.
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If someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening.
I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
If a group of people ambush their enemies, they attack them after hiding and waiting for them.
Rebels ambushed and killed 10 patrolmen.
Thesaurus for waylay from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone waylays you, they stop you when you are going somewhere , for example in order to talk to you, to steal something from you, or to attack you.