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Definition of amuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amuse
    he / she / it amuses
    past simple amused
    -ing form amusing
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  1. 1to make someone laugh or smile amuse somebody My funny drawings amused the kids. This will amuse you. it amuses somebody to do something It amused him to think that they were probably talking about him at that very moment.
  2. 2to make time pass pleasantly for someone/yourself synonym entertain amuse somebody She suggested several ideas to help Laura amuse the twins. amuse yourself I'm sure I'll be able to amuse myself for a few hours.
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