1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ by/at n, ADJ to-inf If you are amused by something, it makes you want to laugh or smile.

Sara was not amused by Franklin's teasing...

We were amused to see how assiduously the animal groomed its fur.

2) PHRASE: V inflects If you keep someone amused, you find things to do which stop them getting bored.

Having pictures to colour will keep children amused for hours...

Archie kept us amused with his stories.

keep someone entertained

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • amused — amused; un·amused; …   English syllables

  • amused — adj. 1) highly, thoroughly, vastly amused 2) amused at, by (she was amused at/by that story) 3) amused to + inf. (I was amused to see him playing up to the boss) 4) to keep smb. amused (he kept the children amused by reading stories) * * * [ə… …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • amused — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ She looked faintly amused. ▪ keep sb ▪ He kept the children amused for hours …   Collocations dictionary

  • amused — adjective 1 someone who is amused by something thinks it is funny so that they smile or laugh (+ at/by): Clare was highly amused by the little boy s antics. | He won t be very amused when he finds out what s happened to his garden. | James… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amused — Amuse A*muse ([.a]*m[=u]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amused} ([.a]*m[=u]zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Amusing}.] [F. amuser to make stay, to detain, to amuse, [ a] (L. ad) + OF. muser. See {Muse}, v.] 1. To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amused — a|mused [ ə mjuzd ] adjective * entertained or interested by something: an amused expression not amused MAINLY BRITISH annoyed: A spokesman said the Prime Minister was not amused by the incident …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amused */ — UK [əˈmjuːzd] / US [əˈmjuzd] adjective entertained or interested by something an amused expression • not amused …   English dictionary

  • amused — amusedly /euh myooh zid lee/, adv. /euh myoohzd /, adj. 1. pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted. 2. displaying amusement: an amused expression on her face. 3. aroused to mirth. [1590 1600; AMUSE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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