serve verb (PROVIDE FOOD/DRINK)
Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 7.00 and 11.00.
All recipes in this book, unless otherwise stated, will serve (= be enough for) four to five people.
serve verb (WORK)
He served under Ronald Reagan as Secretary of State.
- He served for eight years as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Police officers aren't usually allowed to be serve on a jury.
- Panellists on the Arts Review Board serve for a maximum of three years.
- A police officer is there to enforce the law as well as to serve the local community.
- A minister's primary obligation is to serve the public.
serve verb (HELP ACHIEVE)
- She has a very forceful personality which will serve her well in politics.
- Tougher prison sentences may serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.
- The spare bedroom also serves as an office.
- Do the exercises serve any useful purpose?
- The museum serves as a reminder of this terrible episode in recent history.
serve verb (PROVIDE STH NECESSARY)
serve verb (DEAL WITH CUSTOMER)
serve verb (SPEND TIME)
serve verb (HIT BALL)
serve verb (GIVE DOCUMENT)
Less than two weeks ago Gough finally served a writ on Slater, claiming damages for alleged loss of royalties.