Translation of "serve" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /sɜːv/ (present participle serving, past tense and past participle served)

A2 to give someone food or drink, especially in a restaurant or bar

Are you still serving?

B1 to help customers and sell things to them in a shop

Are you being served?

to do work that helps society

to serve in the army
serve as something

to be useful as something

servire da qualcosa, fungere da qualcosa
The spare bedroom also serves as a study.

to be in prison for a period of time

scontare (condanna)

(Translation of “serve” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)