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Word: waylay

Definition: ambush; lie in wait for and attack


Sentences Containing 'waylay'

Amidst this, a mysterious person insidiously attempts to waylay all of Kiritani and Kusano's efforts.
The thrusting tip at the bottom of the pommel is commonly referred to as a waylay tip, as its purpose is to be used to strike between the shoulder blades, simulating an assailant waylaying a victim.

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