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verb     amuse pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleamusing
past tenseamused
past participleamused
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to do or say something that other people think is funny or entertaining

    Her stories never fail to amuse me.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to keep someone interested or entertained, so that they do not get bored

    We need something that will amuse a 10-year-old for an afternoon.

    amuse yourself:

    Don’t rush – we can find something to amuse ourselves with until you get here.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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