sign off

verb
signed off; signing off; signs off

Definition of sign off

intransitive verb

1 : to announce the end of something (such as a message or broadcast)
2 : to approve or acknowledge something by or as if by a signature sign off on a memo

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Other Words from sign off

sign-off \ ˈsī-​ˌnȯf How to pronounce sign-off (audio) \ noun

Examples of sign off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report also raises questions about a system that had expanded in recent decades giving companies such as Boeing more authority to use their own employees to act as FAA deputies and sign off on designs. Alan Levin, Bloomberg.com, "Boeing Withheld Data on System Linked to Crashes, Report Says," 1 July 2020 First, the union must sign off on the COVID-19 protocols, then players would report to big-league cities for resumption of spring training, expected to cover about three weeks. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Players turn down latest offer, MLB says it will implement season, likely for 60 games," 22 June 2020 Training camps would open next Monday, July 13, and games would resume Aug. 1 if the league’s board of governors, players’ executive committee, and full membership sign off. Fox News, "NHL, players' union announce plan to resume play on Aug. 1," 7 July 2020 Robert Trump was tasked with convincing his deceased brother's children to sign off on Fred Trump Sr.'s will, which awarded the two siblings a small fraction of the amount divided among each of the elder Trump's remaining children. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "Trump said he would disown Donald Trump Jr. if he joined the Army, book claims," 7 July 2020 The House and President Donald Trump will still need to sign off on the law. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Postmates plays the field," 1 July 2020 Wirecard collapsed into insolvency last week after its auditor, EY, refused to sign off on the company's financial statements and said that more than $2 billion was missing from its accounts. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Thousands of UK consumers can't access their cash because of Wirecard's collapse," 29 June 2020 Widespread user movements have encouraged those fed up with the platform to sign off permanently. ... Laura Forman, WSJ, "Facebook’s Politics Aren’t Aging Well," 29 June 2020 Shares of Wirecard have fallen 90 percent over the past week after the company’s auditor, EY, refused to sign off on its annual report. BostonGlobe.com, "State expands rebate program for electric vehicles," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of sign off

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sign off was in 1923

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31 Jul 2020

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“Sign off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20off. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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