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Definition of service verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they service
    he / she / it services
    past simple serviced
    -ing form servicing
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  1. 1[usually passive] service something to examine a vehicle or machine and repair it if necessary so that it continues to work correctly We need to have the car serviced. Make sure your boiler is serviced regularly.
  2. provide something
  3. 2service something/somebody to provide people with something they need, such as stores, or a transport system synonym serve This department services the international sales force (= provides services for it).
  4. pay interest
  5. 3service something (technology) to pay interest on money that has been borrowed The company can no longer service its debts.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: service