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What is another word for waylaying?

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Present participle for to be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
“With dark eyes peeping out from beneath her black shawl, she would happily waylay any child or adult who wandered past.”
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Present participle for to accost or intercept unexpectedly
“He was forever waylaying me for chats in the corridor.”
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Present participle for to seize and detain a person unlawfully or forcefully
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Present participle for to capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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Present participle for to summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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Present participle for to ambush
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Present participle for to defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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Present participle for to force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape
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Present participle for to make a request or suggestion
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A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
“Employees treat their boss like an ambulatory suggestion box, constantly waylaying him in the hall with ideas large and small.”
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