waylaid

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waylaid

  1. simple past tense and past participle of waylay
    • ca. 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act I, sc. 2:
      I have a jest to execute that I cannot manage
      alone. Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob
      those men that we have already 'waylaid – yourself and I
      will not be there. And when they have the booty, if you
      and I do not rob them – cut this head off from my
      shoulders.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 20:
      My beloved reader has no doubt in the course of his experience been waylaid by many such a luckless companion