English version

wish something ↔ away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwish something ↔ away phrasal verb1 GET RID OFto make something unpleasant disappear by wanting it to disappear, without doing anything about it You can’t just wish your problems away, you know!2 wish your life away to always be thinking about the future, so that you do not do or enjoy things now – used to show disapproval Don’t wish your life away. wish→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wish awaySuch pessimists are wishing their life away.There was neither joy nor peace in the house and she found herself wishing the time away until it should be March.The lad was better out of it anyway, his grandfather thought as he bowed, and wished he was away himself.A hereditary Forest warden had therefore to seek royal confirmation if he wished to grant away his bailiwick.Not all of those applying for scholarships or assistance from foreign universities wish to stay away indefinitely.Should you wish to give away substantial sums of money which will reduce your savings you should notify the Department.Why does he wish to take away the Rathliners' jobs?If she wished him away then he might die and it would be her fault.wish your life awaySuch pessimists are wishing their life away.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theywish
he, she, itwishes
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theywished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wished
he, she, ithas wished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wished
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wished
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