forlay

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Etymology[edit]

From for- +‎ lay, on analogy with waylay.

Verb[edit]

forlay (third-person singular simple present forlays, present participle forlaying, simple past and past participle forlaid)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To lay aside.
  2. (transitive) To lie in wait for; ambush.