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English definition of “while sth away”

while sth away

phrasal verb with while     /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.Spending time and time passing
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