disserve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ serve

Verb[edit]

disserve (third-person singular simple present disserves, present participle disserving, simple past and past participle disserved)

  1. To treat poorly; to do a disservice to
    • 1988 August 12, Michael Miner, “Cop and Writer; Manhandling the Sun-Times”, Chicago Reader:
      They are an excellent group of journalists, and over the last five years the executives manhandling their newspaper have disserved them at every turn.

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