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will away

1. To bequeath something (to someone else) in one's will. A noun or pronoun can be used between "will" and "away." I can't believe she willed away that beautiful painting to Cousin Adam. He doesn't even care about art! He had no children, so he willed his entire estate away to a local orphanage.
2. To cause for something to disappear, be removed, or no longer be a problem simply through one's intense desire or intentions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "will" and "away." I know it puts you under a lot of pressure, but you can't just will away your obligations, Stuart. Rather than face up to her mistakes, Sarah would rather hide and try to will them away.
See also: away, will

will something away

to give something away in a will. The old man simply willed all his money away. He said he wouldn't need it when he was dead. She had willed away all of her treasures to her grandchildren.
See also: away, will