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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Without them, the 41,000 crowd entertained themselves with a Mexican wave before sub Raphael Guerreiro headed Portugal's winner in stoppage time.
Once again we were all enjoying the exhibits and my granddaughters entertained themselves with finding the hidden mice and other characters hidden among the items.
On a day when most MSPs entertained themselves with a pre-election bout of mutual mud-slinging, the pledge to improve basic schooling looked suspiciously like an outbreak of common sense.
The lifestyle was simpler back then - children entertained themselves with games of Run Sheep Run, a variation of hide and seek, and adults got together to play cards.
At times they were so bored they entertained themselves with water pistol fights.