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serve /sə:v/
  • danh từ
    • (thể dục,thể thao) cú giao bóng; lượt giao bóng (quần vợt...)
      • whose serve is it?: đến lượt ai giao bóng?
  • động từ
    • phục vụ, phụng sự
      • to serve one's country: phục vụ tổ quốc
      • to serve in the army: phục vụ trong quân đội
      • to serve at table: đứng hầu bàn ăn
    • đáp ứng, có lợi cho, thoả mãn, hợp với
      • to serve a purpose: đáp ứng một mục đích
      • to serve some private ends: có lợi cho những mục đích riêng
      • 1 kg serves him for a week: một kilôgam có thể đủ cho anh ta trong một tuần
      • nothing would serve him: chẳng có gì hợp với anh ta cả
    • dọn ăn, dọn bàn
      • to serve up dinner: dọn cơm ăn
      • to serve somebody with soup: dọn cháo cho ai ăn
      • to serve chicken three days running: cho ăn thịt gà ba ngày liền
    • cung cấp, tiếp tế; phân phát
      • to serve ammunition: tiếp đạn; phân phát đạn
      • to serve ration: phân chia khẩu phần
      • to serve the town with water: cung cấp nước cho thành phố
      • to serve a battery: tiếp đạn cho một khẩu đội
      • to serve a customer with something: bán cái gì cho một khách hàng
    • (thể dục,thể thao) giao bóng; giao (bóng)
      • to serve the ball: giao bóng
    • đối xử, đối đãi
      • you may serve me as you will: anh muốn đối với tôi thế nào cũng được
      • to serve somebody a trick: chơi xỏ ai một vố
    • (pháp lý) tống đạt, gửi
      • to serve a writ on someone; to serve someone with a writ: tống đạt trát đòi người nào ra toà
    • dùng (về việc gì)
      • a sofa serving as a bed: một ghế xôfa dùng làm giường
    • nhảy (cái) (ngựa giống)
    • as occasion serves
      • khi có điều kiện thuận lợi, lúc thuận lợi
    • as memory serves
      • mỗi khi nhớ đến
    • to serve the devil
      • độc ác, nham hiểm
    • to serve God (the Lord)
      • ngoan đạo
    • if my memory serves me right
      • nếu tôi không nhầm
    • it serves him right!
      • (xem) right
    • to serve an office
      • làm hết một nhiệm kỳ
    • to serve one's apprenticeship
      • (xem) apprenticeship
    • to serve one's sentence
      • chịu hết hạn tù
    • to serve one's time
      • giữ chức vụ hết nhiệm kỳ
    • (như) to serve one's sentence
    • to serve somebody with the same sauce
      • to serve somebody out
        • trả thù ai, ăn miếng trả miếng ai
Concise Dictionary
serves|served|servingsɜrv /sɜːv
+(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
+serve a purpose, role, or function
+do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
+contribute or conduce to
+be used by; as of a utility
+help to some food; help with food or drink
+provide (usually but not necessarily food)
+devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
+promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
+spend time in prison or in a labor camp
+work for or be a servant to
+deliver a warrant or summons to someone
+be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
+do military service
+mate with
+put the ball into play

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 attend (to), wait on or upon, minister to, look after (the needs of), be at (someone's) beck and call, assist, help, be of assistance or help, be in the service of, oblige, accommodate, gratify:
After a patron is seated and settled, approach him and ask, 'May I serve you, Sir (or Madam, as the case may be ) ?' We serve all customers with equal consideration.
2 fulfil or carry out or perform or discharge (a function or a duty or one's duty), work (for), do (duty) (as or for), do one's part, suffice, be used or of use or useful (to or for), function (as or to), act (as or to), fill the bill, be serviceable (as or for), be available (for), answer (for), be sufficient or adequate or suitable, suit, be advantageous or of advantage (to); fight (for), be obedient (to), take one's part:
This catch will serve to keep the door closed. I had no screw driver, but a coin served just as well. They also serve who only stand and wait
3 distribute, deal out, dole out, give out, present, set out, provide, supply, offer, pass out or about or around, make available, come (a)round with, dish up or out:
They will serve hors-d'oeuvres at seven-thirty. Dinner is served, Madam.
4 be convenient or opportune or favourable (to):
If the opportunity serves me, I shall repay you many times over.
5 not fail, not play tricks (on), work or function (for), be accurate or correct:
If memory serves, he was last here about ten years ago.
6 go through, complete, spend, last, endure, survive:
Henryson served ten years in Dartmoor for that crime.

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