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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And how many years was it necessary to wait before the Press entertained itself with discovering whether or not Wenger would be replaced at Arsenal?
Alas, the audience entertained itself with a "house show"--lookouts at the stage door, bets waged and won on the countdown.
A restless crowd - or perhaps just a bored one - entertained itself with chants of ``Reggie sucks,'' taunting former UCLA star Reggie Miller, who scored just nine points.