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disserve

[dis-surv] /dɪsˈsɜrv/
verb (used with object), disserved, disserving.
1.
to be a disservice to; serve harmfully or injuriously.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; dis-1 + serve
Related forms
self-disserving, adjective
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  • Usually these ventures are short-lived: the rhymes disserve the beats.
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  • Clearly, the interpretation urged by appellants will disserve the first purpose, although it will serve the second.
British Dictionary definitions for disserve

disserve

/dɪsˈsɜːv/
verb
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to do a disservice to
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