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amuse

verb [I or T] uk   /əˈmjuːz/ us  
B2 to entertain someone, especially by humorous speech or action or by making them laugh or smile: I've brought an article from yesterday's paper that I thought might amuse you. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I think it amuses him to see people make fools of themselves. Apparently these stories are meant to amuse. B2 to keep someone happy, especially for a short time: We amused ourselves by watching the passers-by. Shall I put on a DVD to amuse the kids?
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