English version

serve something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishserve something ↔ up phrasal verbDFGIVEto give food to someone as part of a meal What are you serving up tonight? serve→ See Verb table
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serve upIt was Lord Woolf who reduced the minimum period they must serve.She hated being the centre of attention, but at least it would serve to stir up an interest in her business.In her mind she was acting under the highest orders - to give and serve and take up her cross daily.Garnish with lime slices and serve piled up in a dish.This drink is shaken over ice and served straight up in a martini glass.Oh, that means you can serve this up on a net-work configuration!Hold sauce in a warm water bath until serving time, up to 2 hours.The program will more than double the youths it serves annually, up to 3,200 from 1,500.
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Verb table
serve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyserve
he, she, itserves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyserved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave served
he, she, ithas served
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad served
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill serve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have served
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam serving
he, she, itis serving
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you, we, theyare serving
Past
I, he, she, itwas serving
you, we, theywere serving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been serving
he, she, ithas been serving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been serving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be serving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been serving
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