serve

serve
sə:v 1. verb
1) (to work for a person etc eg as a servant: He served his master for forty years.) tjene
2) (to distribute food etc or supply goods: She served the soup to the guests; Which shop assistant served you (with these goods)?) servere; ekspedere; betjene
3) (to be suitable for a purpose: This upturned bucket will serve as a seat.) tjene, gjøre tjeneste som
4) (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.) avtjene; sitte i, være medlem av
5) (to undergo (a prison sentence): He served (a sentence of) six years for armed robbery.) sone, sitte inne
6) (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?) serve
2. noun
(act of serving (a ball).) serve, utspill, første slag
- serving
- it serves you right
- serve an apprenticeship
- serve out
- serve up
gjør
I
subst. \/sɜːv\/
(sport) serve, utspill (første slag eller kast)
whose serve is it?
hvem er det sin tur til å serve?
II
verb \/sɜːv\/
1) tjene, arbeide hos, arbeide for, være tjener hos, tjenestegjøre, virke
she served the family well for ten years
hun tjente familien godt i ti år
he served his country
han tjente sitt land
he has served as a judge in India
han har tjenestegjort som dommer i India
2) stå til tjeneste, hjelpe
can I serve you in any way?
kan jeg stå til tjeneste på noen måte?
3) servere, sette frem, ta inn, sette på bordet
dinner is served
middagen er servert; det er servert
refreshments were served
det ble servert forfriskninger
she served him the vegetables
hun serverte ham grønnsakene
do you mind if I serve myself first?
er det greit at jeg forsyner meg først?
4) ekspedere, være ekspeditør (i butikk)
serve a customer
ekspedere en kunde
are you being served, Sir?
får du? \/ blir du ekspedert?
5) betjene, stå til disposisjon for
the vet serves two districts
veterinæren betjener to distrikter
only one railway line serves this district
kun en jernbanelinje dekker dette området
6) forsyne, utstyre, supplere, dele ut
the soldier served rations
soldaten delte ut rasjoner
7) duge, gjøre nytten, holde, strekke til, være god nok, være til hjelp, være til nytte, fungere, være egnet som, tjene til
it isn't very good but it will serve me
den er ikke så god, men den holder for meg
nothing would serve her but the best
bare det beste var godt nok for henne
this box can serve as a table and that will serve as a chair
denne kassen passer til bord og den der duger til stol
let this serve as a warning
la dette fungere som en advarsel
8) (jus) forkynne, meddele
she served a writ on him
hun forkynte en stevning for ham
9) (jus, om straff) sone, avtjene
10) behandle
Tim served her shamefully
Tim gav henne en skammelig behandling
11) (sport) serve
could you serve the ball, please?
kan du være så snill å serve\/spille ut ballen?
12) (kirke) ministrere, være ministrant, være messeassistent\/messehjelper
Christine serves Mass every Sunday
Christine er ministrant ved messen hver søndag
he used to serve the priest
han pleide å være messeassistent
13) (militærvesen) gjøre krigstjeneste, tjenestegjøre under krigen
he served in the army
han gjorde krigstjeneste i hæren, han tjenestegjorde i hæren under krigen
14) (militærvesen) avtjene verneplikt, gjøre militærtjeneste, være på moen (hverdagslig)
15) (landbruk) bedekke (om okse og galte)
16) være\/bli gunstig\/fordelaktig
the wind served
vinden ble\/var gunstig
as occasion serves når anledningen byr seg, når det er anledning til det
first come, first served den som kommer først til mølla, får først malt
it serves you right! det har du godt av! , det er til pass for deg!
it will serve det duger, det får holde
serve a gun (militærvesen) betjene en kanon
serve a rope (sjøfart) kle tauverk, omvikle, omflette
serve at table servere
serve on være medlem av, sitte i
she served on the jury
hun satt i juryen
serve one's sentence sone sin straff, sitte inne, sitte i fengsel
serve one's time tjene sin tid ut, fullføre sitt ansettelsesforhold sone sin straff, sitte inne, sitte i fengsel
serve out dele ut, porsjonere ut, utlevere
he served out ammunition
han utleverte ammunisjon
serve out one's time sone sin straff, sitte inne
serve round servere, by frem, sette på bordet, sette frem
serve somebody out straffe noen, gi noe inn, behandle noen som de fortjener, gi igjen med samme mynt
serve somebody's needs dekke noens behov
serve somebody's purpose\/turn tjene (til) noens formål\/hensikt
serve somebody with a writ\/summons eller serve a writ\/summons on somebody (jus) forkynne\/kunngjøre en stevning for noen
serve time sone straff, sitte inne, sitte i fengsel
serve up servere, by frem, sette på bordet, sette frem (overført) servere, diske opp med, komme med
she served up an old excuse
hun kom med en gammel unnskyldning
anrette maten
serve up from the ranks arbeide seg opp i gradene, jobbe seg opp
serve with forsyne med
the power plant serves the district with electricity
kraftverket forsyner hele distriktet med elektrisitet

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.

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