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verb amuse pronunciation in British English /əˈmjuːz/
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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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