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amuse (someone or something) with

To entertain or distract with something. Try to amuse the dog with his ball—anything to get him to stop barking! Whenever we go to a restaurant, I bring along a few toys to amuse our young daughter with.
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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.
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amuse someone with something

to entertain or interest someone with something. Try to amuse the child with this little toy. She was able to amuse herself with the puzzle for a while.
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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.
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The Brooke & Nick Show is up and running in Venice with two 20-something chefs - Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts - partnering to open the Amuse Cafe in a two-story one-time railroad bunkhouse.
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Here, the director revisits some of his favourite themes but, familiarity aside, it amuses and entertains.