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English definition of “serve”

serve

noun [C]     /sɜːv/ US  /sɝːv/ (also service)
in sports such as tennis, the act of hitting the ball to the other player to start play: It's your serve. She's got a very fast service.Tennis and racket sports
(Definition of serve noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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