While away – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To while away something (or while something away) is to spend time relaxing because you have nothing else to do, or because you are waiting for something.

Examples of use:
1. We had a lovely relaxing holiday. We spent most of the week whiling our days away on the beach.

2. My bus was late so I whiled away my time by watching the people go by.

infinitive – while away

present simple – while away and whiles away

-ing form – whiling away

past simple – whiled away

past participle – whiled away

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