Definition of 'serve'

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However, it seems I am doomed to serve your cause, whether I like it or not. Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)Still, `There must be someone else who could serve you that way. Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2001)Elena and Marina got to see the same sight when the waitress turned to serve Sean. José Latour HAVANA BEST FRIENDS (2001)


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Translations for 'serve'

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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