forelay

verb
forelaid; forelaid; forelaying; forelays

Definition of forelay

transitive verb

1 now chiefly dialectal : to lie in wait for : ambush, waylay
2 archaic : hinder, obstruct
3 dialectal : to plan on : intend

intransitive verb

dialectal : to make arrangements beforehand

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History and Etymology for forelay

fore- + lay

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“Forelay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forelay. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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