while away

while away
Synonyms and related words:
bestow, consecrate to, consume, dally away, dedicate to, devote, diddle away, dribble away, drivel away, employ, expend, fool away, fritter away, give over to, give to, idle away, muddle away, pass, piss away, potter away, put in, spend, trifle away, use up, while, wile

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • while away — (something) to spend time in a relaxed way. Commuters while away the time they are stuck in traffic by listening to their favorite radio station …   New idioms dictionary

  • while away — verb spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑get through • Hypernyms: ↑spend, ↑pass • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˌ …   Useful english dictionary

  • while away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms while away : present tense I/you/we/they while away he/she/it whiles away present participle whiling away past tense whiled away past participle whiled away to spend time in a relaxed way when you have nothing …   English dictionary

  • while away — PHRASAL VERB If you while away the time in a particular way, you spend time in that way, because you are waiting for something else to happen, or because you have nothing else to do. [V P n (not pron)] Miss Bennett whiled away the hours playing… …   English dictionary

  • while away — phr verb While away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑time …   Collocations dictionary

  • while away something — while away (something) to spend time in a relaxed way. Commuters while away the time they are stuck in traffic by listening to their favorite radio station …   New idioms dictionary

  • while away — {v.} To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. * /We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards./ * /We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • while away — {v.} To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. * /We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards./ * /We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • while\ away — v To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards. We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • while away — verb To spend (time) idly but pleasantly We whiled away the hours playing cards. Syn: kill time …   Wiktionary

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