I was amusing
-estuve divirtiendo
Past progressiveIconjugation ofamuse.

amuse

amuse(
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myuz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make laugh)
a. divertir
Your stories always amuse me.Tus cuentos siempre me divierten.
b. hacer reír
The clown amused the children with his jokes.El payaso hizo reír a los niños con sus chistes.
c. hacer gracia
Why didn't you laugh? - Your joke did not amuse me.¿Por qué no te reíste? -Tu chiste no me hizo gracia.
2. (to entertain)
a. entretener
Alexa amused her cat for hours with a ball of twine.Alexa entretuvo su gato durante horas con una bola de hilo.
b. distraer
The dentist shows movies to his young patients to amuse them.El dentista les pasa películas a los pacientes pequeños para distraerlos.
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amuse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (make laugh)
a. divertir
2. (occupy)
a. distraer
to amuse oneself by doing somethingdivertirse haciendo algo
to keep somebody amusedentretener a or distraer a alguien
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amuse [əˈmjuːz]
transitive verb
1 (cause mirth to) divertir
the thought seemed to amuse him la idea parecía divertirle; this amused everybody divirtió or hizo reír a todos; we are not amused no nos hace gracia; to be amused at or by divertirse con; with an amused expression con una mirada risueña
2 (entertain) distraer; entretener
to keep sb amused entretener a algn; this should keep them amused for years esto deberá ocupar su atención por muchos años; to amuse o.s. distraerse; run along and amuse yourselves marchaos y a pasarlo bien
you'll have to amuse yourselves for a while
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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