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English definition of “serve”

serve

verb [T] (DEAL WITH CUSTOMER)    /sɜːv/ US  /sɝːv/
B1 in a shop, restaurant, or hotel, to deal with a customer by taking their order, showing or selling them goods, etc.: Are you being served, madam? That's the restaurant where they refused to serve Giles because he was so rude.Selling
(Definition of serve verb (DEAL WITH CUSTOMER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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