amuse (someone or something) with

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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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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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The result is that we have large numbers of employees who are working, but not producing; they can, however, amuse us with the knowledge they have (but don't even know how to apply).
For pity's sake, woman, this is the entire problem with shows featuring celebs trying their hand at something else - at least some (if not all) of them should amuse us with their ineptitude.
Sometimes he may amuse us with his bumbling manners.
The dancers' dedication to Hay's process radiates through their moving bodies; they surprise and amuse us with the profound simplicity and directness of their actions.
Men in tights waving swords and shouting in incomprehensible iambic pentameter has never done much for me and, as for his "comic" scenes, a bunch of smock-wearing yokels hoping to amuse us with 16th-century puns about root vegetables proves that, while great tragedy may be eternal, all comedy has a sell-by date.
And so the year was evoked month by month, and according to the season we had mystery tales, comic exchanges between dotty yokels, all of it given by a quintet of splendid readers who left no stone unturned in order to amuse us with material from writers as diverse as Laurie Lee, Noel Coward and John Arlott (obviously summer and cricket at Worcester), the Brontes and Flanders and Swann.
Outside, it's sunny, the funny street artists amuse us with their wacky ways, we laugh at the ingenuity and wit written on the fly-posters we are handed, we roll into Late & Live, we get some gigs there, which is only for those and such as those, and we are rubbing shoulders with, rather than glimpsing at, Shuttleworth, Bailey and the rest.
They amuse us with their infidelities, adulteries and sordid personal lives.