Pronunciation: (wā'lā", wā-lā'), [key]
—v.t., -laid, -lay•ing.
1. to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay.
2. to await and accost unexpectedly: The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers.
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