serve out

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To win a set, or by extension a match, by holding serve.
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She held her nerve after failing to serve out the match at the first attempt, seeing three match points slip by in a nervous service game at 6-4 5-4 and recovering from losing the tie-break to dominate the decider.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'serve out':

serve outTo serve the whole of some period.
serve outTo pay back; to have one's revenge on.
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