do (someone) a service

Definition of do (someone) a service

  1. :  to do something that helps (someone) The journalists did the public a service by exposing the corruption.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the major scale in solfège

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

serviceplay
  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  intended for hard or everyday use

  1. :  an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits


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