forelaid; forelaid; forelaying; forelays

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

dialectal : to make arrangements beforehand

Word History


fore- + lay

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“Forelay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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