Definition of 'waylaid'
Example sentences containing 'waylaid'
A BODY SURROUNDED BY WATER (2004)
We may well be seen by watchers on that narrow path, and waylaid by some evil; but the weather may prove a more deadly enemy than any.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Mr Schrader's apologies, he was wanting to meet you personally but he was waylaid by the mayor's wife before he could get here.ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2004)
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