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 ?
While Mr Wilks, therefore, was thundering out, "Where are the carpenters to walk on before King Pyrrhus?" that monarch very quietly eat his mutton, and the audience, however impatient, were obliged to entertain themselves with music in his absence.
Citizens are provided the facility of entertainment so could visit with their families to entertain themselves with spring festival'.
Particularly, they wonder about the wellbeing of those kids who just get left to entertain themselves with a computerised assistant by busy parents.
Unwanted CDs and DVDs are wanted as hanging toys by the penguin population, while macaws can entertain themselves with unwanted paints and paintbrushes.
Meanwhile back at Downton, Matthew gets closer to Lady Mary, the staff entertain themselves with a ouija board and Lady Cora discovers a dark secret.
But there is plenty going on every Wednesday, and after a hearty lunch the guests entertain themselves with the games on offer.
Teenagers entertain themselves with bored, casual destruction and tedious mischief making.
That's right, anytime you've got a bunch of lumberjacks sitting around trying to entertain themselves with storytelling and such, you're bound to have some giants!
But they receive calls and entertain themselves with games during the bus ride between Granada and Managua
While adults shop, small children can entertain themselves with electronic toys and games in a supervised children's play area called KidzView.
The staff entertain themselves with a ouija board and Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) discovers a dark secret in a book.
Her son-in-law David Brown said: "After she was widowed in 1971, Alice moved into a small flat in Caerau where she and her octogenarian friends would entertain themselves with a sing-song around the piano." As well as her children, Alice, who lived alone until she was 101, has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
At the beginning of the week the four volunteers sat in bath robes before their computer screens and were asked to feed, clothe and entertain themselves with just the Internet for company.