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Related to while away: wile away
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.
Spend time idly or pleasantly, as in It was a beautiful day and we whiled away the hours in the garden. This expression is the only surviving use of the verb while, meaning "to spend time." [First half of 1600s]
To spend some duration of time idly or pleasantly: The campers whiled the hours away by singing songs. We whiled away the summer.