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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
servir
Are you still serving?
B1 to help customers and sell things to them in a shop
servir
Are you being served?
to do work that helps society
servir
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
cumprir
(Definition of serve from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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