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serve
sɜrv
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (名) noun, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. A stroke that puts the ball in play.
(动) As a verb
  1. Put the ball into play.
    • Do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function.
      • Provide (usually but not necessarily food).
      • Help to some food; help with food or drink.
      • Mate with.
      • Deliver a warrant or summons to someone.
      • Do military service.
      • Work for or be a servant to.
      • Be used by; as of a utility.
      • Devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas.
      • Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.
      • Contribute or conduce to.
      • Promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to.
      • Serve a purpose, role, or function.
      • Spend time in prison or in a labor camp.
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