serve out

phrasal verb
served out; serving out; serves out

Definition of serve out

: 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.

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“Serve out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serve%20out. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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