Definition of while away
- We whiled away the afternoon with a walk around the garden.
: a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition : time
: the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) : trouble
: during the time that
: as long as
: when on the other hand : whereas
: to cause to pass especially without boredom or in a pleasant manner
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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