amuse
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amuse(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make laugh)
a. divertir
Adriana amused everyone with her story about walking into a taxidermists' convention.Adriana divirtió a todos con su historia sobre la vez que se topó con una convención de taxidermistas.
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.).
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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