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verb [transitive] garnish pronunciation in American English /ˈɡɑrnɪʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygarnish
he/she/itgarnishes
present participlegarnishing
past tensegarnished
past participlegarnished

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  1. 1
    to add something to a dish of food to make it look more attractive
    garnish something with something:

    Garnish the fish with lemon slices.

  2. 2

    garnish

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    garnishee

    to take a part of the money that someone earns in order to pay a debt that they owe

    They’re garnishing his salary for child support.

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