serve out

phrasal verb

served out; serving out; serves 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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