amuse
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amuse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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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