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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
  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.

  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.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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