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verb [transitive]     service pronunciation in British 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.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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