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verb [transitive]     service pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleservicing
past tenseserviced
past participleserviced
  1. 1
    to examine and repair a vehicle or machine as part of a regular check that it is working correctly

    The car had just been serviced and was running perfectly.

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  2. 3
    business to pay interest on money that you have borrowed from someone

    He was using all his income to service his debts and so was unable to save any money.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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