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British English: serve /sɜːv/ NOUN
A serve is when you hit a ball or a shuttlecock in a game of tennis or badminton in order to start the game.
His second serve clipped the net.
- American English: serve
- Arabic: ضَرْبةٌ مَبْدَئِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: serviço desporto
- Chinese: 发球 tennis
- Croatian: servis
- Czech: podání tenis
- Danish: serv
- Dutch: serve
- European Spanish: servicio saque
- Finnish: syöttö tenniksessä
- French: service tennis
- German: Aufschlag Tennis
- Greek: σερβίρισμα
- Italian: servizio
- Japanese: サーブ
- Korean: 서브
- Norwegian: serve
- Polish: serwis
- European Portuguese: serviço desporto
- Romanian: servă
- Russian: подача
- Latin American Spanish: servicio
- Swedish: serve
- Thai: การเสิร์ฟลูกเทนนิส
- Turkish: servis atmak
- Ukrainian: подача
- Vietnamese: cú phát bóng
British English: serve /sɜːv/ VERB
If you serve your country, an organization, or a person, you do useful work for them.
He served the government loyally for 30 years.
- American English: serve
- Arabic: يَخْدِمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: servir
- Chinese: 服务
- Croatian: služiti
- Czech: sloužit být nápomocen
- Danish: tjene
- Dutch: dienen
- European Spanish: servir
- Finnish: palvella
- French: servir
- German: dienen
- Greek: υπηρετώ
- Italian: servire
- Japanese: 仕える
- Korean: 섬기다
- Norwegian: servere
- Polish: obsłużyć
- European Portuguese: servir
- Romanian: a deservi
- Russian: обслуживать
- Latin American Spanish: servir
- Swedish: tjäna serva
- Thai: บริการ
- Turkish: hizmet etmek
- Ukrainian: служити
- Vietnamese: phục vụ
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