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 (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


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