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serve

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb provide food or drink for sb
TRANSITIVEriar verb  c m ucuir ar an mbord VPcuir ar an tábla VPbefore the meal is served sula gcuirtear an béile ar an mbordit should be served hot ba cheart go mbeadh sé te nuair a chuirtear chun boird éthere are only two serving people food níl ach beirt ag riar bia ar dhaoinewho's serving the wine? cé atá ag riar an fhíona?the waiter who was serving the vegetables an freastalaí a bhí ag dáileadh na nglasraía three-course meal was served to all guests fuair gach aoi béile trí chúrsayou can't serve everybody the dinner on your own ní féidir leat an dinnéar a riar ar gach duine i d'aonarit's against the law to serve alcohol to young people tá sé in aghaidh an dlí alcól a dhíol le daoine óga
INTRANSITIVEfreastail verb  c m uthere was nobody serving ní raibh aon duine ag freastal
2 verb have meals, drinks available to buy
TRANSITIVEcuir ar fáilthe bar doesn't serve hot food níl aon bhia te ar fáil sa bheárthey serve snacks and hot drinks tá béilí beaga agus deochanna teo ar fáil acu
INTRANSITIVEthe restaurant stops serving at ten ní bhíonn aon bhia ar fáil sa bhialann i ndiaidh an deich
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3 verb be enough for a quantity of people TRANSITIVEit serves two people tá cuid beirte ann, tá dóthain beirte ann, tá sáith beirte ann, tá díol beirte ann 4 verb attend to a particular group or area TRANSITIVEfreastail ar PhrV  c m ubuses serve that part of the town freastalaíonn busanna ar an gcuid sin den bhaile mórthe people of the city are well served by trains tá seirbhís mhaith traenach ag muintir na cathrachthe hospital serves the public with medical facilities cuireann an t-ospidéal áiseanna leighis ar fáil don phobalthe region is poorly served with roads níl mórán bóithre sa réigiún 5 verb COMM assist a customer with purchase etc
TRANSITIVEfreastail ar PhrV  c m uhe spent the day serving customers chaith sé an lá ag freastal ar chustaiméirí
INTRANSITIVEbheith ag freastalthe manager also serves behind the counter bíonn an bainisteoir ag freastal ar chúl an chuntair chomh maith
6 verb perform military service INTRANSITIVEseirbhís a dhéanamhthose currently serving in the Garda Síochána iad siúd atá sa Gharda Síochána faoi láthairshe served in the army for ten years rinne sí seirbhís deich mbliana san armhe served as an officer in the Air Corps bhí sé ina oifigeach san Aerchór 7 verb do a job representing the public TRANSITIVEseirbhís a thabhairt dofreastail ar PhrV  c m ucouncillors are elected to serve the public toghtar comhairleoirí chun seirbhís a dhéanamh don phobal 8 verb spend a period in a job
INTRANSITIVE verb  c m uhe's currently serving as president of the association tá sé ina uachtarán ar an gcumann faoi láthairshe served in the Dáil for six years bhí sí sa Dáil ar feadh sé blianahe has been chosen to serve on the Finance Committee roghnaíodh é le bheith ar an gCoiste Airgeadais
TRANSITIVEcuir isteach PhrV  c m udéan verb  c m u to serve your apprenticeship do phrintíseacht a chur isteach to serve a term tréimhse a chur isteach, tréimhse a dhéanamhshe served a term of 2 years on the board chuir sí tréimhse 2 bhliain isteach ar an mbord
9 verb be useful to a cause or group TRANSITIVEstatements like that don't serve our campaign ní haon chabhair dár bhfeachtas iad ráitis mar sinthe new regulations don't serve the interests of practitioners níl na rialúcháin nua le leas na gcleachtóiríthe office serves the needs of local people tá an oifig ag freastal ar riachtanais mhuintir an cheantair 10 verb LAW spend time in prison TRANSITIVEcaith verb  c m uhe served 6 years in jail chaith sé 6 bliana i bpríosúnshe served a sentence for fraud chaith sí seal i bpríosún as calaois a dhéanamhhe's serving time tá sé sa phríosún 11 verb LAW officially give sb a legal document TRANSITIVEseirbheáil verb  c m uthey served a summons on him sheirbheáil siad toghairm air 12 verb SPOR hit a ball to your opponent to start play
INTRANSITIVEseirbheáil verb  c m ufreastail verb  c m uhe was serving well today bhí sé ag seirbheáil go maith inniu
TRANSITIVEseirbheáil verb  c m uto serve a ball long liathróid a sheirbheáil fada
noun
13 noun SPOR act of serving the ball seirbheáil fem3  c m ufreastal masc1  c m uthis is her second serve is é seo an dara seirbheáil aici to lose your serve do sheirbheáil a chailleadh 14 noun SPOR way sb serves the ballseirbheáil fem3  c m ufreastal masc1  c m u
phrases

it serves you right

(also

serves you right

) tá sé sách maith agattá sé rómhaith agata chonách sin ortis maith an airí ort éserves them right for not asking for permission tá sé sách maith acu nuair nár iarr siad cead

to serve your country

seirbhís a dhéanamh ar son do thíretroid ar son do thíre

to serve a purpose

(also

to serve a function

) the committee served a purpose in the absence of the minister bhí feidhm leis an gcoiste nuair nach raibh an t-aire ann

to serve no purpose

(also

to serve no function

) he said an inquiry would serve no purpose dúirt sé nach mbeadh aon fheidhm le fiosrúchán, dúirt sé nach mbeadh aon mhaitheas i bhfiosrúchán

to serve two masters

1 especially REL take orders from more than one personan dá thrá a fhreastal 2 have two conflicting roles an dá thrá a fhreastal

to serve sb well

fónamh go maith do dhuinethis old coat served me well d'fhóin an seanchóta seo go maith domhis experience served him well that day ba mhaith aige an taithí an lá sin

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