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.
- Both recipes serve four easily.
- They serve pretty decent food in the cafeteria.
- They didn't even serve wine at dinner.
- I usually serve dessert with coffee.
- Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8.30–10.
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)
- Heraklion airport serves the eastern resorts.
- This one company serves the entire West coast.
- The rail network serves the southeast of the country.
- These post offices serve the needs of the local communities.
- Hydro-power serves the most isolated communities in Scotland.
serve verb (DEAL WITH CUSTOMER)
serve verb (SPEND TIME)
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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.