Meaning of “serve sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"serve sth out" in British English

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serve sth out

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

to continue to work or hold a position for a period of time that has been decided:

Should Mr. Murphy simply serve out the rest of his contract?

(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)