- to make legal delivery of (a process or writ).
- to present (a person) with a writ.
Idioms about serve
Origin of serve
OTHER WORDS FROM serve
How to use serve in a sentence
She crushed groundstrokes and crashed serves, the latter a budding knack sure to help make her pure hell for opponents for years to come.With power and fortitude, Naomi Osaka outplays her idol to advance to Australian Open final|Chuck Culpepper|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
She received another code violation when she smashed her racket onto the court after Osaka had broken her serve.Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka have a brief but memorable history|Cindy Boren|February 17, 2021|Washington Post
This means our plant-based soft serve being available in every Wendy’s and our ice cream pints being available in every grocery store.This plant-based ice cream startup celebrated its first summer season during a pandemic|Rachel King|October 12, 2020|Fortune
As it turns out, partnering with fintechs to originate loans may be a more efficient way to serve lots of small businesses than just offering those loans directly under your own banner, particularly in a pandemic.Meet the one-branch bank that did more PPP lending than Citi|Jen Wieczner|July 15, 2020|Fortune
They encouraged the families they served to make custom grocery store lists as well.How Black Communities Are Bridging the Food Access Gap|Nadra Nittle|July 8, 2020|Eater
The Pentagon said Faal served in the Air Force for seven years, during which time he became a U.S. citizen.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
He served the community well, but he clearly has to make a decision based on why he left.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His son, Yaqoob Bizenjo, served as a member of the National Assembly until 2013.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Everybody began talking at once the minute dinner was served, as they always do at table in Germany.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
In 1883 she served with many distinguished artists on the art jury of the International Exhibition at Amsterdam.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Large divans of the richest crimson and violet brocades lined the walls, while ample curtains of the same served in lieu of doors.
British Dictionary definitions for serve
Derived forms of serveservable or serveable, adjective
Word Origin for serve
Other Idioms and Phrases with serve
In addition to the idioms beginning with serve
- serve a purpose
- serve one right
- serve time
- serve up
- break someone's serve
- first come, first served
- hand to on a silver platter (serve up on a plate)