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English definition of “serve”

serve

verb [I/T] (HELP)   /sɜrv/
(esp. of a person working in a restaurant or store) to help a customer by getting what someone needs or by showing or selling goods, or to provide food or drinks to a customer or guest: [T] We’ve been in the restaurant for half an hour and we’re still waiting to be served. [T] Breakfast is served between seven and nine every morning. [I/T] We’ll be ready to serve (lunch) soon. To serve is also to provide an area or group of people with something that is needed: [T] As long as I am your representative, I will continue to serve the needs of this community.
(Definition of serve verb (HELP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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