To stay hidden, ready to spring out, attack, etc.; lie in wait
To hide in ambush
To trap is defined as to catch someone or something.
To attack unexpectedly.
The definition of intercept is to get in the middle of someone or something and his/its final destination and prevent the person or thing from getting to the final destination.
To attack from all sides.
To attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure.
The definition of accost is to attack someone verbally in a bold or aggressive way.
In or toward the future:
To admit (a claim or the like); acknowledge as true or valid
Find another word for waylays. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for waylays, like: lurks, bushwhacks, ambushes, traps, surprises, intercepts, besets, attacks, assails, accosts and forwards.