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synonyms for waylaid

  • accost
  • ambuscade
  • assail
  • attack
  • box
  • bushwhack
  • catch
  • jump
  • lurk
  • prowl
  • skulk
  • slink
  • surprise
  • hold up
  • lay for
  • lie in wait
  • pounce on
  • set upon
  • swoop down on

antonyms for waylaid

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  • allow
  • forward
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How to use waylaid in a sentence

With this Henriette retired and the next morning on her way to early church I waylaid Norah.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
As Aunt Zélie was on her way upstairs that night she was waylaid in the dimly lighted hall by three ghostly figures.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
They had been out, from the fort at Wheeling, on a scouting party, and were waylaid at a pass called the narrows.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
I waylaid him privately and asked if there was anything I could get or do—a tonic, a change.
JANE JOURNEYS ONRUTH COMFORT MITCHELL
Supposing he had been waylaid and surrounded by black-fellows!
QUEENSLAND COUSINSELEANOR LUISA HAVERFIELD
The tempter, in the form of a "street-boy," waylaid him at the corner with a challenge to a competitive show for tops.
CHOICE READINGS FOR THE HOME CIRCLEANONYMOUS
Two wagons, sent out to them with supplies, were waylaid and captured by Payson, the minister of Chelsea.
REVOLUTIONARY READERSOPHIE LEE FOSTER
He would have even avoided his taciturn landlord as he drove up to the door; but that functionary waylaid him on the steps.
TALES OF THE ARGONAUTSBRET HARTE
So it seems I deliberately waylaid and shot the secretary of an envoy in order to steal his despatches.
THE RED CITYS. WEIR MITCHELL
Biscuits waylaid Sutton M. on the stairs after dinner and suggested a conversation in her own cosey little single room.
SMITH COLLEGE STORIESJOSEPHINE DODGE DASKAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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