Disserve Dis*serve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Di?????}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disserving}.] [Pref. dis- + serve: cf. F. desservir.] To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm. [1913 Webster]

Have neither served nor disserved the interests of any party. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • disserve — index damage, harm Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disserve — [dis sʉrv′, dis′sʉrv] vt. disserved, disserving Rare to do a disservice to; harm …   English World dictionary

  • disserve — transitive verb Date: circa 1629 to serve badly or falsely ; harm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disserve — /dis serrv /, v.t., disserved, disserving. to be a disservice to; serve harmfully or injuriously. [1610 20; DIS 1 + SERVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disserve — verb To treat poorly; to do a disservice to …   Wiktionary

  • disserve — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To spoil the soundness or perfection of: blemish, damage, detract from, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, prejudice, tarnish, vitiate. See BETTER, HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • disserve — v. serve harmfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disserve — dissever …   Anagrams dictionary

  • disserve — dis·serve …   English syllables

  • disserve — dis•serve [[t]dɪsˈsɜrv[/t]] v. t. served, serv•ing to be a disservice to; serve harmfully or injuriously • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

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