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noun [countable]     service charge pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
singularservice charge
pluralservice charges
  1. 1
    an amount of money that a company adds to the cost of something in order to be paid for their services

    There’s a $1 service charge for using another bank’s cash machine.

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    1. a.
      mainly British an amount of money added to your check in a restaurant to help to pay the waiter
  2. 2
    mainly British an amount of money that people who live in apartments pay for services such as cleaning and keeping the outside neat


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