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synonyms for waylay

  • 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
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antonyms for waylay

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  • allow
  • forward
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How to use waylay in a sentence

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.
THE OVERLOOKED HISTORY OF ANGEL ISLAND, WHERE THE U.S. ENFORCED RULES DESIGNED TO KEEP ASIAN IMMIGRANTS OUTVIDEO BY ARPITA ANEJAMAY 3, 2021TIME
Then the gang did deliberately combine to waylay and attack Lieutenant Overton and Terry?
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
There are many matters in which you may waylay Destiny, and bid him stand and deliver.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
"Really, there's a conspiracy of Brydones to waylay us this afternoon," Guy exclaimed, petulantly.
PLASHERS MEADCOMPTON MACKENZIE
One way is, to waylay their schooner at sea, capture her, and then go into the Cove and destroy the settlement.
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
In my time it was kept and patrolled by a one-eyed, uncanny-looking old sweeper who used to waylay me for pennies.
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
Then, without any sort of notice, right ahead of me appeared Beatrice, riding towards Tinker's Corner to waylay and talk to me.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
He had carried war through several tribes and claimed the right to waylay and rob Arab caravans.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
And so, laying plans to waylay his victim, he fell asleep and dreamed he had done the deed.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
She and her band of Whitechapel boys were about in ambush to waylay the earl wherever he went.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WAYLAY

  • attack
  • bushwhack
  • ensnare
  • surprise
  • trap
  • waylay
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