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Translation of "serve" - English-Japanese dictionary

serve

verb   /sɜːv/ ( present participle serving, past tense and past participle served)
A2 to give someone food or drink, especially in a restaurant or bar (~に)食事を出す Are you still serving?
B1 to help customers and sell things to them in a shop (客)に対応する, 接客する Are you being served?
to do work that helps society (社会に)奉仕する to serve in the army
serve as something to be useful as something ~として使われる, ~として役立つ The spare bedroom also serves as a study.
to be in prison for a period of time 刑期を務める, 服役する
(Definition of serve from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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