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

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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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Although focused, Sports Shack, which has yet to lose a game, was relaxed enough to entertain itself with a handstand contest in the lobby of the convention center between matches.
But referentiality is of course beside the point, for Reda is offering a sustained performance showing how the mind can entertain itself with specious distinctions.
If Gibson's books are like genre flicks the future would entertain itself with, Sterling's Islands in the Net, recently issued in paperback, is like an intelligent computer simulation of global politics.