To wait in hiding to attack; SYN. scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait.
1. To cut one's way through the woods or bush.
2. To live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: waylaid).
To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.