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English definition of “serve”

serve

verb [I or T] (WORK)    /sɜːv/ US  /sɝːv/
C1 to work for; to do your duty to: He served in the army in India for 22 years . She has served on the committee for the last 15 years . He served under Harold Wilson as Transport Minister .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of serve verb (WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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