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Definition of the verb waylay

What does waylay mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. wait in hiding to attack

Alternative definition of the verb waylay


  1. [transitive] To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
  2. [transitive] To accost or intercept unexpectedly.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for waylay

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Google previewECSCW ’99 (2012)

Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 12–16 September 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark by Susanne Bodker

Waylay is a good illustration of the relationship between communicative practices and adoption. As noted elsewhere (Ackerman & Palen, 1996), electronic waylay for the purposes of soliciting technical assistance appears to reinforce ongoing ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Stop and confront someone unexpectedly—accost, waylay Stop and rob—hold up Stop at nothing—be ruthless Stop being a nomad—settle down Stop being a Sleepy Joe—rise and shine Stop being so miserable—cheer up Stop being so ...

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Usage statistics about waylay

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb waylay:


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Scrabble value of W4A1Y4L1A1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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