Translation of "serve" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /sɜːv/ us /sɜrv/ 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

servir de algo
The spare bedroom also serves as a study.

to be in prison for a period of time


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