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verb [transitive] service pronunciation in British English /ˈsɜː(r)vɪs/
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present tense
present participleservicing
past tenseserviced
past participleserviced
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  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. 2
    to do work or to perform duties for a person, an organization, or a community
    Electricity from the dam services several counties.
  3. 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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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