amuse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈmjuːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈmyuz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə myo̅o̅z)


Inflections of 'amuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
amuses
v 3rd person singular
amusing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
amused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
amused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
amuse [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be funny)divertir a vtr + prep
  causar gracia loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 John's jokes amused the whole family.
 Los chistes de Juan divirtieron a toda la familia.
 Los chistes de Juan causaron gracia a toda la familia.
amuse [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (keep entertained)divertir a vtr + prep
  distraer a vtr + prep
  entretener a vtr + prep
 The puppeteer amused the children for hours.
 El titiritero divirtió a los niños durante horas.
 El titiritero distrajo a los niños durante horas.
 El titiritero entretuvo a los niños durante horas.
amuse [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hold [sb]'s attention)entretener a vtr + prep
 The new cartoon amused the older children, but the younger ones were not interested.
 Los nuevos dibujos animados entretuvieron a los niños mayores, pero a los más pequeños no les interesaron.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms:
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amuse yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves." (find [sth] entertaining to do)entretenerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
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