keep (one) amused

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keep (one) amused

To entertain or distract one in some manner. Whenever we go to a restaurant, I bring along a few toys to keep our daughters amused. The waiters here keep the diners amused with jokes and even little magic tricks while they eat.
See also: amuse, keep

keep somebody aˈmused

give somebody interesting things to do, or entertain them so that they do not become bored: Playing with water can keep children amused for hours.
See also: amuse, keep, somebody
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A wife whom I could love and take out on Sundays and keep amused on week-days.
The sale at Anderson and Garland auctioneers in Newcastle on August 9, is sure to keep amused buyers who like their history.
Children nowadays don't know how to keep amused and prefer sitting in front of a TV.
You suspect, however, that it is the rest of the country Newcastle will keep amused.
Interactive ads is one such example of a way to engage consumers by upping the amusement quotient; while online communities as blogs and Facebook are other innovative ways to keep amused, especially the Y-generation and Net geeks, and hence ease tension to help build appetite to consume.
Darts is entertainment, brilliant entertainment 'tis true, but entertainment nonetheless designed to delight a growing TV audience and keep amused the 3,000 or so drunks privileged to have tickets for wherever the circus has headed.
I am not suggesting the kids you are trying to keep amused will readily accept the pastrami as opposed to the top-selling cold filling of cooked ham, and at best a splash of coleslaw, but it is worth a try.
If you are not at work you tend to be rushing home, and if you're at home there are the children to keep amused and the house to keep in reasonable shape.
How they keep amused in the fields is their business.