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.
See also: entertain
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: entertain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Having lived in the eighth for a year myself, I did not really find Reda's musings about its borders especially enlightening in any referential sense, except for a satire of the very idea of "natural borders." 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.
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