Examples of waylay in a Sentence
Gangs sometimes waylay travelers on that road.
We were waylaid by a group of kids with water balloons.
Recent Examples of waylay from the Web
The feature chronicles an episode typical of the artist’s torturous, creativity-waylaying perfectionism: Giacometti’s offer to paint a portrait of friend and biographer James Lord (Armie Hammer).
Barkley told Axelrod that progress on infrastructure and social reform had continued to be waylaid by White House scandals.
The administration’s announcements on the topic have been waylaid by breaking news, personnel changes at the White House and by the president himself.
Back surgery a year ago, and knee surgery the season before that, almost waylaid his hopes for the 2018 Olympics.
Falling foot traffic at malls and a broader slump in apparel has waylaid the department-store industry for years.
Getting frustrated is frustrating and feeling defeated is defeating, but there’s a much bigger problem when your immediate priorities require you to waylay your goals.
This time, the team gets waylaid in a hidden matriarchal community where the Queen (Zanilia Zhao) holds them captive in hopes that Xuanzang will marry her and fulfill a prophecy.
When the mob recently waylaid the truck in front of him, Del Pino rolled up his cab windows and locked the doors in fear the hungry mob would turn on him next.
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WAYLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waylay for English Language Learners
: to stop (someone who is going somewhere)
: to attack (someone or something) by surprise from a hidden place
WAYLAY Defined for Kids
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