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garnish

v. to obtain a court order directing a party holding funds (such as a bank) or about to pay wages (such as an employer) to an alleged debtor to set that money aside until the court determines (decides) how much the debtor owes to the creditor. Garnishing funds is also a warning to the party holding the funds (garnishee) not to pay them, and to inform the court as to how much money is being held. If the garnishee (such as a bank or employer) should mistakenly give the money to the account owner or employee, the garnishee will be liable to pay the creditor what he/she/it has coming. Garnishing wages is a typical means used to collect late child support and alimony payments, or money judgments. Often the order will be to pay installment payments to the sheriff until the debt is collected. Then the sheriff pays the whole amount or payments to the person to whom the money is owed. (See: garnishee, garnishment)

garnish

verb appropriate, attach, commandeer, decorare, distrain, execute, impound, instruere, levy upon, seize, seize and appropriate, sequester, sequestrate
See also: attach, distrain, embellish, impress, levy, seize

garnish

to serve with notice of proceedings; warn. See also GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS.

GARNISH, Eng. law. Money paid by a prisoner to his fellow prisoners on his entrance into prison. .

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Matt Tocco, beverage director of the 200-seat Pinewood Social in Nashville, TN, has also seen a trend in over-the-top garnishes.
Citrus peel garnishes generally need a bit of grooming.
Hartai said to first demonstrate how to trim the garnishes one at a time, and then show them how to layer the citrus peel strips to trim several at once.
He makes his Bullshot with jerky-infused vodka and garnishes it appropriately with a stick of jerky.
Attractive garnishes are attention-getters," he notes.
Bars and restaurants that don't have such elaborate programs still can run with the idea in a more limited form, adding a few potted herbs to help with fresh garnishes year-round.
Over-the-top cocktails don't really require fantastic garnishes, while those that are more straightforward can benefit from a fanciful touch.
At the most basic level, produce garnishes should be edible, no bigger than the actual drink and act as an aromatic or as a flavor extension of the drink they adorn.
Restaurant and bar operations of all types and sizes have seized upon the idea of creating unique garnishes for their cocktails.
Photo: (1--2--Color) Spago garnishes warm chocolate truffle cakes in different ways according to the season - with raspberries in sauce, above, for Valentine's Day and with creme anglaise, chocolate sauce and whipped cream and cookies on other occasions.
Her garnishes are ``cocktail pickle fans'' and cocktail onions.