while sth away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “while sth away” in the English Dictionary

"while sth away" in British English

See all translations

while sth away

phrasal verb with while uk   us   /waɪl/ verb
to ​spendtime in a ​relaxed way because you have nothing to do or you are ​waiting for something ​else to ​happen: We whiled away the ​afternoonplayingcards in ​front of the ​fire. That's the ​spot where Sara and I used to while away the ​hours between ​lectures.
(Definition of while sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “while sth away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 消磨时间, 轻松度过…
in Turkish vakit geçirmek…
in Russian проводить, коротать (время)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消磨時間, 輕鬆渡過…
in Polish uprzyjemniać sobie coś, zagospodarować coś…
What is the pronunciation of while sth away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More