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English definition of “serve”

serve

verb [I or T] (PROVIDE FOOD/DRINK)    /sɜːv/ US  /sɝːv/
A2 to provide food or drinks : Do they serve meals in the bar ? Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 7.00 and 9.00. We arrived at the hotel and were served with champagne and canapés . All recipes in this book , unless otherwise stated , will serve (= be enough for) four to five people . [+ obj + adj ] Serve the tarts hot with custard or whipped cream .Providing and serving meals
(Definition of serve verb (PROVIDE FOOD/DRINK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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