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 for waylay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waylay \Way"lay`\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waylaid; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Waylaying.] [Way + lay.]
     To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way;
     especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to
     seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.
     [1913 Webster]
           Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those
           men that we have already waylaid.        --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           She often contrived to waylay him in his walks. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
           bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]

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