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while sth away

phrasal verb with while uk   us   /waɪl/ verb
to spend time in a relaxed way because you have nothing to do or you are waiting for something else to happen: We whiled away the afternoon playing cards in front of the fire. That's the bar where Sara and I used to while away the hours between lectures.
Translations of “while sth away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 消磨時間, 輕鬆渡過…
in Russian проводить, коротать (время)…
in Turkish vakit geçirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消磨时间, 轻松度过…
in Polish uprzyjemniać sobie coś, zagospodarować coś…
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