Synonyms of waylay in English:

waylay


See definition of waylay

verb

1‘we were on our way to Winchester when we were waylaid and robbed’

SYNONYMS

ambush, hold up, attack, assail, rob

lie in wait for, lay a trap for, trap, entrap

informal mug, stick up

2‘a series of people waylaid her to chat before she was out of the room’

SYNONYMS

accost, detain, intercept, take aside, stop and talk to, pounce on, swoop down on, importune

informal buttonhole