1. II
1) serve in some manner serve honestly (sincerely, faithfully, willingly. etc.) служить честно и т.д.
2) serve in some manner serve quickly (immediately, willingly, etc.) обслуживать быстро и т.д.
3) serve for some time serve long (по)служить долго
2. III
1) serve smb. serve a master (a boss, a family, a firm, an agency, etc.) кружить хозяину и т.д., работать на хозяина и т.д.; if my memory serves me coll. если мне не изменяет память; serve smth., smb. serve one's country (one's people, the cause of peace, the revolution, etc.) служить /посвятить себя/ родине и т.д., работать во имя родины и т.д.
2) serve smth. serve smb.'s interests (smb.'s needs, smb.'s private ends, one's purpose, etc.) служить чьим-л. интересам и т.д.
3) serve smb., smth. serve customers (clients, a district, an area, a town, etc.) обслуживать клиентов и т.д.; the bus-s remote areas автобус обслуживает отдаленные районы; this recipe (this dish, etc.) serves six этот рецепт и т.д. рассчитан на шесть порций
4) serve smth. serve food (drinks, dinner, tea, wine, sandwiches, etc.) подавать еду и т.д.; shall I serve the soup разливать суп?; shall I serve the pudding? раскладывать пудинг?
5) serve smth. serve one's sentence отбывать /отсиживать/ свой срок; serve one's time a) отслужить свой срок; б) отсидеть свой срок; serve time coll. отсидеть в тюрьме
3. IV
1) serve smth., smb. in some manner serve one's country loyally (the family faithfully, etc.) верно служить родине и т.д.; my memory (my eyes, my legs, etc.) serve me well (poorly) моя память и т.д. служит мне хорошо (плохо) || it serves him right так ему и надо, и поделом ему
2) serve smb. in some manner the waitress served us quickly официантка обслужила нас быстро
4. VI
serve smth. in some state serve smth. hot (warm, cool, cold, etc.) подавать что-л. горячим и т.д.; they always serve their drinks iced они всегда подают напитки со льдом или со льда
5. XI
be served are you being served? вас [уже] обслуживают?; be served by smth. all floors are served by an elevator лифт обслуживает все этажи; our district is served by a railway line в нашем районе есть железная дорога; be served out to smb. rations were served [out] to the troops солдатам раздали паек
serve to do smth. it serves to show (to prove) that... это служит доказательством того, что...
7. XVI
1) serve for some time serve for a long time (for ages, for years, etc.) (послужить долго и т.д.; the coat has served for ten years это пальто носится уже десять лет; this amount will serve for a year этой суммы хватит на год; serve in smth. serve in an office (in a shop, in a firm, ill the kitchen, etc.) служить /работать/ в конторе и т.д.; serve in the Army (in the Air Force, in the Navy, etc.) служить в армии и т.д.; serve in the ranks служить рядовым; serve on smth. serve on a committee (on a jury. on the staff, on an expedition, etc.) быть членом /входить в состав/ комитета и т.д.; serve under smb., smth. serve under him /his command/ служить под его началом /руководством, командованием/
2) serve at smth. serve at fable (at dinner, at meals, etc.) прислуживать за столом и т.д.
3) serve with smth. serve with food (with drinks, with hot coffee, etc.) подавать еду и т.д., обносить едой и т.д.; serve with gas (with electricity, with water, etc.) снабжать газом и т.д.
4) serve for smth. serve for a study (for a stage, for a shelf, etc.) служить кабинетом и т.д.; this will serve for a bag это можно использовать в качестве сумки; it will serve for this occasion на этот случай сойдет
8. XX1
1) serve as smb. serve as a waiter (as a cook, as a butler, as a judge, etc.) служить /работать/ официантом и т.д.; she served as a maid for ten years она служила горничной десять лет
2) serve as smth. serve as a table (as a bed, as a shelter, etc.) служить столбы /в качестве стола/ и т.д.; serve as evidence служить доказательством; it served as evidence against him это свидетельствовало против него: it will serve as a lesson (as a pretext, as an excuse, etc.) это послужит уроком и т.д.
9. XXI1
1) serve smth. with smth. serve coffee with milk (tea with lemon, meat with vegetables, etc.) подавать кофе с молоком и т.д.; serve smth. in (on, etc.) smth. serve tea in bed (drinks in that room. food in the kitchen, etc.) подавать чай в постель и т.д.; serve supper on the veranda устроить ужин на веранде
2) serve smb. for some time the coat has served me for ten years я ношу это пальто уже десять лет; the money will serve me for a month этих денег мне хватит на месяц
10. XXIV1
1) serve smb. as smb. she served us as a maid она служила у нас горничной
2) serve smb. as smth. it served us as a bed (as a table, etc.) это служило нам постелью и т.д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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