Meaning of “while sth away” in the English Dictionary

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"while sth away" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “while sth away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)