keep (one) amused

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keep (one) amused

To entertain or distract someone (with something). Whenever we go to a restaurant, I bring along a few toys to keep our daughters amused. The waiters here make a point of keeping their customers amused with jokes and even little magic tricks while they eat.
See also: amuse, keep

keep somebody aˈmused

give somebody interesting things to do, or entertain them so that they do not become bored: Playing with water can keep children amused for hours.
See also: amuse, keep, somebody
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Around and over it whirled, this way and that, and a few moments later the chicken-coop dropped far away into the sea, where the big waves caught it and slid it up-hill to a foaming crest and then down-hill into a deep valley, as if it were nothing more than a plaything to keep them amused.
Noa Noah, aided by Matapuu, were instructed to take charge of the working-gangs as fast as they came in, to keep them amused, and to guard against their being stampeded into making a break themselves.
He pays his rent to the tick; he is practically a teetotaller; he is tirelessly kind with the younger children, and can keep them amused for a day on end; and, last and most urgent of all, he has made himself equally popular with the eldest daughter, who is ready to go to church with him tomorrow.
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PARENTS of sporty children can keep them amused and active this summer with a triathlon camp in Birmingham.
Some owners admit to singing to their pets to keep them amused.
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It's very light-hearted, cloyingly sweet and perfect for small kids, though I'm doubtful that savvy teenagers will find much to keep them amused for long.
As a mum of two young children, Juanita Immanuel is always keen to find out about activities to keep them amused.
Keep them amused with Mr Frosty - a special kit for making treats with water and ice.
In addition, 16pc of parents spend an extra pounds 100 a week on their offspring during the holidays, paying for trips to the seaside or visits to the zoo to keep them amused.
Just like the storybook, of which more than two million copies have been sold since its 1977 introduction, GT Interactive's Just Me and My Dad CD-ROM includes text that children can follow as the story is being read, and vivid illustrations to keep them amused for hours.
There would be uproar - but that's what athletes were given to help keep them amused in the Olympic Village.
Make sure they are welcome to take some of their treasured personal belongings with them and check out the programme of outings and entertainment to ensure there is plenty to keep them amused.