waylay

Part of speech: verb

To watch for by the way, as with a view to rob.

Part of speech: verb

To accost on the way.

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Usage examples "waylay":

  1. She could not pass Jacqueline's empty room without remembering how she would waylay her, and draw her in to sit by the fire and dream and romance. - "Throckmorton", Molly Elliot Seawell.
  2. Highway robbers do not waylay their victims at an inn, but on the road. - "The Boy Slaves", Mayne Reid.
  3. " Why waylay and torment me? - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.