sign off


signed off; signing off; signs off

intransitive verb

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

Examples of sign off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After nearly 60 years on Milwaukee radio, Bob Reitman is signing off. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2024 After a standing ovation on his walk to the 18th green, Scheffler signed off with a simple putt for par. Jack Bantock, CNN, 14 Apr. 2024 So far, the federal government has signed off on $153 billion in relief for more than 4 million people, around 10% of borrowers with federal student loans. The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2024 At the time, the FAA signed off on how Boeing addressed this issue. ABC News, 11 Apr. 2024 Polit’s position, which was created to combat the fraudulent use of government funds, required him to sign off on public budgets that prosecutors say enabled him to demand more than $10 million in bribery payments from Odebrecht. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 The Kansas Department of Commerce, currently controlled by the Kelly administration, would have to sign off on any STAR bond request. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 3 Apr. 2024 But sooner or later, the White House will have to ask lawmakers to sign off on additional money. Joel Rose, NPR, 29 Mar. 2024 On the very same day of the airstrikes which killed the aid workers, the Biden administration reportedly signed off on shipment of thousands more bombs to Israel, an attack that has drawn outrage around the world. Dan Morrison, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sign off was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Sign off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sign off

: to announce the end (as of a program or broadcast)

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