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Synonyms and Antonyms of waylay

  1. to lie in wait for and attack by surprise <a lonely stretch of highway along which unsuspecting tourists are often waylaid by gangs> Synonyms ambuscade, surprise (also surprize), ambushRelated Words assail, assault, attack, storm, strike; jump, mug, pounce (on), tackle; charge, sally; capture, ensnare, entrap, mousetrap, net, snare, trap; hunt, prey (on or upon), stalk

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