Meaning of “serve sth out” in the English Dictionary

"serve sth out" in English

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serve sth out

phrasal verb with serve uk /sɜːv/ us /sɝːv/ verb

(FOOD)

to share an amount of food or drink between people by giving some to each:

We began serving out food at 12 and it was all gone by 12:20.
Rum was served out among the men.

(TENNIS)

in tennis, to serve in the last game of a set or match and win it:

Federer served out the second set at 5-4.
She served out the match with her fifth ace.

(Definition of “serve sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"serve sth out" in Business English

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serve sth out

phrasal verb with serve uk /sɜːv/ us verb

HR to keep working until after the end of an agreed period of time:

He served out his contract after he'd given notice.

(Definition of “serve sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)