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sur ving

  • n  an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    there's enough for two servings each
  • n  the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
  • v  serve a purpose, role, or function
  • v  do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
  • v  contribute or conduce to
  • v  be used by; as of a utility
  • v  help to some food; help with food or drink
  • v  provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • v  devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
  • v  promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
  • v  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • v  work for or be a servant to
  • v  deliver a warrant or summons to someone
  • v  be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • v  do military service
  • v  mate with
  • v  put the ball into play

  • They have 12 g of whole grains per serving and they're an excellent source of iron, zinc and six B vitamins, according to the box.
  • David Myers of Sona in Los Angeles fully embraces the dark side by serving black chicken and forbidden rice, and black limes show up unexpectedly in a tart ice cream.
  • He is currently serving his sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison, according to California Corrections Department officials.
News & Articles


  • Andy Roddick in Lewiston Sun Journal
    That was as tough of a second round as there is,Roddick said. "I had to make an adjustment. Off of my serve, I had to start coming in and serving and volleying behind it."
  • Barack Obama in
    California has shown bold and bipartisan leadership through its effort to forge 21st-century standards, and over a dozen states have followed its lead, but instead of serving as a partner, Washington stood in their way,Obama told reporters at...
  • Evan Bayh in
    After all these years, my passion for service to our fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,Bayh said at the news conference.

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