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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References in classic literature ?
We entertain ourselves with wonderful forms of men, of women, of animals, of gardens, of woods and of monsters, and the mystic pencil wherewith we then draw has no awkwardness or inexperience, no meagreness or poverty; it can design well and group well; its composition is full of art, its colors are well laid on and the whole canvas which it paints is lifelike and apt to touch us with terror, with tenderness, with desire and with grief.
We had to entertain ourselves with oratory and that's always entertaining.
As the rest of the country swelters in waves of heat, we can entertain ourselves with such an academic quandary, replay the Copernican controversy that ended the Dark Ages and ruminate on how grade inflation came to meteorology.
And, if we get bored with the wholesomeness of the Wills and Kate nuptials, we can always entertain ourselves with Andrew's many faux pas as a UK trade representative and wonder at the wisdom of letting him out of Royalworld (or that they let Fergie in).
If this evening's game at Craven Cottage disappoints at least we can entertain ourselves with some transfernews window gossip such as Blackburn weighing up a move for Ronaldinho.
As the recession bites, experts say we're giving up expensive nights out on the town and instead we're choosing to stay at home and entertain ourselves with our partners.
In the meantime we can entertain ourselves with the full version of the Cory Report.
We will entertain ourselves with this other circus-like stuff for the next 10 days.
While we await Sedaris's ascension into the literary pantheon, we can entertain ourselves with his crafty, magnificently demented life stories.