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.
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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.
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He kept us amused with tales of misplaced articles to mistranslated information.
He kept us amused with chat about the local goings-on while keeping us topped up from his well-stocked domain.
We had a great response to the competition which has kept us amused for weeks."
Games like hop-scotch kept us amused as well as cowboys and Indians.
And from those local Police Federation heavies whose shock-horror at Downing Streetgate kept us amused, not a squeak, not a word in mitigation of these men and women scuttling from Lloyd House.
It's a popular place for hen dos and these girls - plus the amazing cocktails - kept us amused all evening.
GOING DOWN * SATURDAY-NIGHT TELEVISION ITV1 dating show Take Me Out has kept us amused on Saturday evenings for the past 14 weekends, but sadly it comes to an end tonight.
But most of all, of course, he's kept us amused. And love or loathe the monarchy you can't ask for more than that.
It was always intriguing when the Old Firm came to town as the stuff we found on the terracing kept us amused for hours.
It took five minutes to open, test and pour a bottle of local red, but the show the waiter was putting on more than kept us amused.
The toilets were spiffing, the food was to die for and the people-watching kept us amused.
Entertainment kept us amused during the evening with live music, a nightclub, and even the chance to learn the traditional Mauritian Sega dance.
Guys such as ex-Dundee United man Alex Taylor, big Nicky Walker and Neale Cooper joined us and big Coop kept us amused with his Billy McNeill and Alex Ferguson tales.
It's not exactly West End material, but it kept us amused for half-an-hour, and taught Harriet some basic palaeontology.