Be·lay v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belaid, Belayed p. pr. & vb. n. Belaying.]
1. To lay on or cover; to adorn. [Obs.]
Jacket . . . belayed with silver lace. --Spenser.
2. Naut. To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
3. To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct. [Obs.]
Belay thee! Stop.