- 1Decorate or embellish (something, especially food): salad garnished with an orange sliceMore example sentences
- Instead, garnish food with one tablespoon of chopped nuts per person.
- Thick bracelets of sweet-and-sour sautéed Spanish onion garnish the meat.
- English South Africans like to garnish their food with chutney (pickled relish).
- 2 Law Serve with a garnishment.More example sentences
- As you read from my title I am being garnished.
- 2.1Seize (money, especially part of a person’s salary) to settle a debt or claim: the IRS garnished his earningsMore example sentences
- It may also be true, as he submitted, that there is no reported case where this discretion has been exercised so as to garnish a debt which is only recoverable outside the jurisdiction.
- McDermott had been upset about an Internal Revenue Service request to garnish his wages for back taxes.
- Alas, when his connection retired, replaced by an ANC hardliner, she got the sack, and the government garnished his salary to pay back the treasury.
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- A decoration or embellishment for something, especially food.More example sentences
- More than a mere embellishment, the garnish should be considered an ingredient in the drink.
- ‘I'm here for American Splendor,’ he said pleasantly, with the requisite ironic garnish.
- Thus, the occasional dutiful songs in which a rapper urges men to take responsibility for their kids or laments senseless violence are mere garnish.