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verb as in intercept, ambush

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Example Sentences

Eager to be reunited with her husband Lim Lee, whose father was an American citizen, Shee voyaged from Hong Kong to San Francisco just before the 1924 Immigration Act, at which point the law’s enactment led to her being waylaid on Angel Island.

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Then the gang did deliberately combine to waylay and attack Lieutenant Overton and Terry?

There are many matters in which you may waylay Destiny, and bid him stand and deliver.

"Really, there's a conspiracy of Brydones to waylay us this afternoon," Guy exclaimed, petulantly.

One way is, to waylay their schooner at sea, capture her, and then go into the Cove and destroy the settlement.

In my time it was kept and patrolled by a one-eyed, uncanny-looking old sweeper who used to waylay me for pennies.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waylay, such as: accost, ambuscade, assail, attack, box, and bushwhack.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.