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 Stevie Davis, a driving instructor with Easy Method School in Milwaukee, is concerned parents will sign off on the waiver for young drivers who are not yet ready to drive on the road. Christian Robles, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 June 2021 If the presidents sign off, the next step is determining over the summer whether the plan can be implemented and when. Ralph D. Russo, chicagotribune.com, 10 June 2021 If the presidents sign off, the next step is determining whether the plan can be implemented and when. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2021 If antitrust regulators sign off on the deal, WarnerMedia and Discovery may be better equipped to compete. Charles Riley, CNN, 17 May 2021 The governor is expected to sign off on the legislation, even though the subsidies end up going mostly to buyers with annual incomes above $100,000. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2021 Arizona, which legalized medical marijuana a decade ago, saw its voters sign off on recreational cannabis last November — despite official church objections. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 June 2021 But that would require Congress to sign off, as would a request for a general allocation of $1 trillion. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2021 Wisconsin is a state that requires a witness to sign off on every absentee ballot, along with providing their address. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 10 Nov. 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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20 Jul 2021

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“Sign off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20off. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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