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serve

US [sɜrv]
UK [sɜː(r)v]
  • v.服务;提供;接待;任期为
  • n.发球
  • Web招待;供职;为…服务
Simple Present:serves  Present Participle:serving  Past Tense:served  
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v.
食物;饮料food/drink
1.
[t][i]
(给某人)提供;端上to give sb food or drink, for example at a restaurant or during a meal
Breakfast is served between 7 and 10 a.m.
早餐供应时间从上午 7 点到 10 点。
Pour the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately.
把酱汁浇在意大利面上就立刻上桌。
Shall I serve?
现在上菜好吗?
Serve the lamb with new potatoes and green beans.
羊肉配新鲜土豆和青刀豆一起上。
They served a wonderful meal to more than fifty delegates.
他们招待五十多位代表吃了一餐美味佳肴。
The delegates were served with a wonderful meal.
代表们受到款待,吃了一餐美味佳肴。
She served us a delicious lunch.
她招待我们吃了一顿可口的午餐。
The quiche can be served hot or cold.
蛋奶馅饼热吃也行,冷吃也行。
2.
[t]
~ sb/sth
够…吃(或用)to be enough for sb/sth
This dish will serve four hungry people.
这饭够四个饥饿的人吃。
顾客customers
3.
[t][i]
~ (sb)
接待;服务to help a customer or sell them sth in a shop/store
Are you being served?
有人接待您吗?
She was serving behind the counter.
她在柜台服务。
有用be useful
4.
[t]
~ sth/sb
对…有用;能满足…的需要to be useful to sb in achieving or satisfying sth
These experiments serve no useful purpose .
这些实验没有任何实际意义。
Most of their economic policies serve the interests of big business.
他们的经济政策多半符合大企业的利益。
How can we best serve the needs of future generations?
我们怎样才最能满足后代子孙的需要?
His linguistic ability served him well in his chosen profession.
他的语言能力对他所选择的职业大有帮助。
提供provide sth
5.
[t]
(向某地或某群体)供应,提供to provide an area or a group of people with a product or service
The centre will serve the whole community.
这个中心将为整个社区提供服务。
The town is well served with buses and major road links.
这座城市乘坐公共汽车很方便,与干线公路的联接也很发达。
适合be suitable
6.
[i]
~ (as sth)
可用作,可当…使(尤指别无选择时)to be suitable for a particular use, especially when nothing else is available
The sofa will serve as a bed for a night or two.
沙发可以当床凑合一两夜。
产生某种结果have particular result
7.
[i][t]
产生…的效果(或结果)to have a particular effect or result
The judge said the punishment would serve as a warning to others.
法官说这种惩罚将对其他人起到杀一儆百的作用。
The attack was unsuccessful and served only to alert the enemy.
进攻未奏效,反而使敌人警觉起来。
工作work
8.
[i][t]
(为…)工作,服务,履行义务,尽职责to work or perform duties for a person, an organization, a country, etc.
He served as a captain in the army.
他曾是一名陆军上尉。
She served in the medical corps.
她在医务部队服过役。
He served under Edward Heath in the 1970s.
他曾于 20 世纪 70 年代在爱德华 ) 希思手下任职。
I wanted to work somewhere where I could serve the community.
我想找一个能够为公众服务的工作岗位。
He served the family faithfully for many years(= as a servant) .
他忠心耿耿,伺候这家人多年。
9.
[t][i]
任期为;担任(职务)时间达;培训期为to spend a period of time in a particular job or training for a job
He served a one-year apprenticeship.
他做了一年的学徒。
She was elected to serve as secretary of the local party.
她当选为地方党组织的书记。
监禁时间time in prison
10.
[t]
~ sth
服(刑)to spend a period of time in prison
prisoners serving life sentences
服无期徒刑的囚犯
She is serving two years for theft.
她因盗窃罪正在服两年徒刑。
He has served time(= been to prison) before.
他以前坐过牢。
正式文件official document
11.
[t]
把…送达;向(某人)送交to give or send sb an official document, especially one that orders them to appear in court
to serve a writ/summons on sb
把令状╱传票送达某人
to serve sb with a writ/summons
向某人送交令状╱传票
体育运动in sport
12.
[i][t]
发(球)to start playing by throwing the ball into the air and hitting it
Who's serving?
谁发球?
She served an ace.
她发球直接得分。
IDM
Left you, did she? It serves you right for being so selfish.
她离开了你,是吗?那你活该,你太自私了。
it serves sb right (for doing sth)
咎由自取;罪有应得used to say that sth that has happened to sb is their own fault and they deserve it
Left you, did she? It serves you right for being so selfish.
她离开了你,是吗?那你活该,你太自私了。
serve your/its turn
(在某方面或某期间)发挥作用,派上用场;足以满足…的需要to be useful for a particular purpose or period of time
serve two masters
侍奉二主(同时支持两个敌对的党派);徘徊于两种对立原则之间to support two opposing parties, principles, etc. at the same time
n.
1.
发球the action of serving the ball to your opponent

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