Definition of serve out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

serve out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

serve somethingout

 
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to continue doing something, especially having an official position or staying in prison, for a fixed period of time that has been set He has three more years in prison before he's served out his sentence. She is determined to serve out her four-year term.
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