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verb
  1. 1
    to provide food and drink for someone to eat at a meal

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    1. a.

      serve

      or

      serve up

      to put food onto a plate for someone

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    2. b.
      to be enough food for a particular number of people

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  2. 4
    to help to achieve something

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  3. 5
    to spend time in prison

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