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English definition of “serve (sth) up/out”

serve (sth) up/out

verb uk phrasal verb with serve   /sɜːv/ us    /sɝːv/
to put food on plates for people to eat: Come on everyone, I'm ready to serve up. Jack, could you serve out the trifle?Providing and serving meals
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