Definition of serve out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


serve out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to continue doing something, especially working 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. (British English) They didn't want me to serve out my notice.
  2. 2(British English) to share food or drink between a number of people I went around the guests serving out drinks.
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