serve up

{v.} To prepare and serve (as a food). * /Father caught a trout and Mother served it up at dinner./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Serve — Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • serve — I. verb (served; serving) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French servir, from Latin servire to be a slave, serve, from servus slave, servant Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to be a servant b. to do military or naval service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Serve (tennis) — A serve (or, more formally, a service) in tennis is a shot to start a point. The serve is usually initiated by tossing the ball into the air and hitting it (usually near the apex of its trajectory) into the diagonally opposite service box without …   Wikipedia

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