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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?
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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)
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