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  • serve — serve1 [ sɜrv ] verb *** ▸ 1 provide food/drink ▸ 2 do job ▸ 3 be used for purpose ▸ 4 help achieve something ▸ 5 spend time in prison ▸ 6 provide with something useful ▸ 7 help customers in store ▸ 8 officially give document ▸ 9 hit ball to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serve — I UK [sɜː(r)v] / US [sɜrv] verb Word forms serve : present tense I/you/we/they serve he/she/it serves present participle serving past tense served past participle served *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to provide food and drink for someone to… …   English dictionary

  • serve — 1 verb 1 FOOD/DRINK (I, T) to give someone food or drink as part of a meal: What kind of wine should we serve? | serve sth with sth: Serve the dish with rice and a green salad. | serve sb: Why aren t you out there serving the guests? | serve sth… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sentence Review Commission — The Sentence Review Commission was established by the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 and was co chaired by Brian Currin, a South African human rights lawyer and Sir John Blelloch, a retired senior Northern Ireland Office civil servant.The… …   Wikipedia

  • serve*/*/*/ — [sɜːv] verb I 1) [I/T] to provide food or a drink for someone, especially at a meal A light meal will be served during the flight.[/ex] Dinner is served between 7 and 10 pm.[/ex] Carolyn served them tea and cake in the garden.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to do …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • serve — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)v[/t]] ♦♦ serves, serving, served 1) VERB If you serve your country, an organization, or a person, you do useful work for them. [V n] It is unfair to soldiers who have served their country well for many years... [V n] I have always… …   English dictionary

  • sentence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 group of words ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ Try to keep your sentences short. ▪ complete, whole ▪ broken …   Collocations dictionary

  • serve — serve1 W1S1 [sə:v US sə:rv] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food/drink)¦ 2 serve two/three/four etc (people) 3¦(shop)¦ 4¦(be useful/helpful)¦ 5¦(do useful work)¦ 6¦(have an effect)¦ 7¦(provide something)¦ 8¦(prison)¦ 9¦(sport)¦ 10 it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sentence (law) — Criminal procedure Criminal trials and convictions …   Wikipedia

  • serve out — transitive verb : to revenge oneself on : pay back : retaliate against served them out royally for their many acts of cruelty * * * Tennis win the final game of a set or match while serving Fitzgerald then served out for the set * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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