How to say serve in Norwegian sɜrv

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to work for a person etc eg as a servant

He served his master for forty years.

servere; ekspedere; betjene


to distribute food etc or supply goods

She served the soup to the guests; Which shop assistant served you (with these goods)?

tjene, gjøre tjeneste som


to be suitable for a purpose

This upturned bucket will serve as a seat.

avtjene; sitte i, være medlem av


to perform duties, eg as a member of the armed forces

He served (his country) as a soldier for twenty years; I served on the committee for five years.

sone, sitte inne


to undergo (a prison sentence)

He served (a sentence of) six years for armed robbery.

serve, utspill, første slag


act of serving (a ball).



in tennis and similar games, to start the play by throwing up the ball etc and hitting it

He served the ball into the net; Is it your turn to serve?

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