do work (for); give service (to)
provide with sth necessary or useful
offer (food, drinks, a meal, etc.) for eating and drinking
pass and complete (a period of time)
be good enough for or suitable for (a purpose)
begin play by hitting (the ball) to the opponent
"his powerful serves won the game"
"The tree stump serves as a table"
"The female students served as a control group"
"This table would serve very well"
"His freedom served him well"
"The table functions as a desk"
"He served as head of the department for three years"
"She served in Congress for two terms"
"The scandal served to increase his popularity"
"The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"
"The garage served to shelter his horses"
"I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
"We serve meals for the homeless"
"She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."
"The entertainers served up a lively show"
"She served the art of music"
"He served the church"
"serve the country"
"Art serves commerce"
"Their interests are served"
"The lake serves recreation"
"The President's wisdom has served the country well"
"He did six years for embezzlement"
"May I serve you?"
"She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"
"Can you wait on our table, please?"
"Is a salesperson assisting you?"
"The minister served the King for many years"
"He was processed by the sheriff"
"A few words would answer"
"This car suits my purpose well"
"Will $100 do?"
"A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"
"Nothing else will serve"
"She served in Vietnam"
"My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"
"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
"It was Agassi's turn to serve"
It was a nice serve, flat and low.
出自： Martin Walker
He had been carried off..to serve as a slave.
出自： S. T. Warner
A large wooden box served as our table.
This serves as witness to the militant friendship between the two peoples.
Trade should not serve as a means of economic plunder.
This fact will serve as an illustration to show the importance of technical innovation.
这个箱子可以当作一个座位用。 serve for v-ing
Many of these underground shelters are now serving for growing mushroom.
The disguise may serve for deceiving the enemy.
It will indeed be an honour to serve in your government.
Dr. Norman Bethune served in China during the War of Resistance Against Japan.
I once served on a jury, so I know how the law works.
He has been ordered to serve out rations to soldiers.
他被命令给士兵分发口粮。 serve sb out
We will serve them out for the trick that they played on us.
He has injured me times without number, and now I am going to serve him out.
他已伤害过我无数次,现在我要回敬给他。 serve out sth
The president will serve out his full period of office and then leave owing to bad health.
The thief served out his two years in prison.
They also served the customers with western food.
We are well served with gas in this town.
He was served with beer and cakes.
主人用啤酒和糕点款待他。 serve with sb
He served with John during World War II.
误 Our duty is to serve for the people.
正 Our duty is to serve the people.