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while sth away

phrasal verb with while uk   /waɪl/ 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 spot where Sara and I used to while away the hours between lectures.
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