/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

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