serve up

Definition of serve up

  1. :  to give (food) to someone at a meal, in a restaurant, etc. That little restaurant serves up some of the best Indian food in the city. —sometimes used figuratively The movie serves up a lot of laughs.

Word by Word Definitions

serveplay
  1. :  to be a servant

    :  to do military or naval service

    :  to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. :  the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (such as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

    :  a turn to serve

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up serve up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!