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"garnish" in British English

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garnishverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.nɪʃ/ us   /ˈɡɑːr.nɪʃ/

garnishnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.nɪʃ/ us   /ˈɡɑːr.nɪʃ/
a small amount 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 decorate food with a small amount of a different food: Garnish the dish with lemon wedges.
garnish
noun [C] us   /ˈɡɑr·nɪʃ/
Use chopped parsley 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   /ˈɡɑːnɪʃ/ us   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 permit wage garnishment for most civil debts.
(Definition of garnish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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