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serve out

Definition of serve out

  1. :  to complete (a term in office, a prison sentence, etc.) <He was unable to serve out his five-year term as chairperson.> <She was allowed to serve out her sentence in a prison close to home.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to be a servant

    :  to do military or naval service

    :  to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. :  the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

    :  a turn to serve

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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