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  • serve — [sɜːv ǁ sɜːrv] verb 1. [transitive] COMMERCE to supply customers with a particular product or service or with something they need: • The firm plans to open a London office to serve clients with investments and businesses in Europe. • JAL Group… …   Financial and business terms

  • Serve — Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ — [rɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW a document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do something: • A number of depositors issued a writ against the central bank, alleging that it had failed to exercise proper supervision. • an… …   Financial and business terms

  • serve — [sʉrv] vt. served, serving [ME serven < OFr servir < L servire, to serve < servus, servant, slave: see SERF] 1. to work for as a servant 2. a) to do services or duties for; give service to; aid; assist; help b) to give obedience and… …   English World dictionary

  • writ — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ High Court (in the UK) ▪ libel, personal injury (both BrE) VERB + WRIT ▪ apply for …   Collocations dictionary

  • serve — serve1 W1S1 [sə:v US sə:rv] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food/drink)¦ 2 serve two/three/four etc (people) 3¦(shop)¦ 4¦(be useful/helpful)¦ 5¦(do useful work)¦ 6¦(have an effect)¦ 7¦(provide something)¦ 8¦(prison)¦ 9¦(sport)¦ 10 it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • serve a writ — issue/serve/a writ phrase to give someone a writ issue/serve/a writ against: She issued a writ against the newspaper. issue/serve/a writ for …   Useful english dictionary

  • serve — servable, serveable, adj. /serrv/, v., served, serving, n. v.i. 1. to act as a servant. 2. to wait on table, as a waiter. 3. to offer or have a meal or refreshments available, as for patrons or guests: Come early, we re serving at six. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • writ — I UK [rɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms writ : singular writ plural writs legal an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something • issue/serve a writ to give someone a writ issue/serve a writ against: She… …   English dictionary

  • serve — [c]/sɜv / (say serv) verb (served, serving) –verb (i) 1. to act as a servant. 2. to wait at table; hand food to guests. 3. to render assistance; help. 4. to go through a term of service; do duty as a soldier, sailor, councillor, juror, etc. 5. to …   Australian English dictionary

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