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"garnish" in British English

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garnishverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.nɪʃ/  us   /ˈɡɑːr-/

garnishnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.nɪʃ/  us   /ˈɡɑːr-/
a ​smallamount of different ​food used to ​decorate a ​dish or ​serving of ​food: a ​lemon and ​herb garnish
(Definition of garnish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"garnish" in American English

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garnishverb [T]

 us   /ˈɡɑr·nɪʃ/
to ​decoratefood with a ​smallamount of a different ​food: Garnish the ​dish with ​lemonwedges.
garnish
noun [C]  us   /ˈɡɑr·nɪʃ/
Use ​choppedparsley for a garnish.
(Definition of garnish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"garnish" in Business English

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garnishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɡɑːnɪʃ/ (also garnishee) LAW
to take ​part of the ​income or ​property of someone who ​owes a ​debt and give it to a ​court in ​order to ​pay the ​debt: After his ​house and ​car were taken, and ​wages garnished, he was ​forced to ​move in with his ​parents.
garnishment
noun [U]
The ​state does not ​permitwage garnishment for most ​civildebts.
(Definition of garnish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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