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entertain (oneself, someone, or something) with (something)

To amuse oneself, someone, or something with something. Can you entertain the kids with a movie or something so that I can get some work done? I entertained the puppy with a few rounds of fetch.
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entertain someone with something

to provide something for amusement or refreshment to someone. Will you try to entertain the children with a game or two, please? She entertained herself with the puzzle.
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Second-bottom Mold host Caernarfon, who look to have their season back on track after a testing start, while Dolgellau, who reached the last eight of the Swalec Bowl last season, entertain Pwllheli.
Cobra are in third place and will be hoping to make the most of any slip-up by the top two as they entertain Welshpool, while Newtown travel to Wrexham and Rhyl entertain Rhos.
Entertain to go started in July 2013, but has only been available on the customers local in-house Wi-Fi networks for legal reasons so far.
With Deutsche Telekom s Entertain to go service, subscribers of its Entertain IPTV service are able to view 40 TV channels on their PCs and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Most respondents to the survey said they plan to entertain about as much in 1999 as they did the previous year.
With Entertain to go we are taking the next logical step and give television independence of device and location," says Niek Jan van Damme, Deutsche Telekom Board member with responsibility for the company's Germany business.