sign 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 \ noun

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Riverdale just signed off with an epic midseason finale, but trusty fans/detectives of the series already started theorizing about what could come next. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Fans Believe Archie and Josie Could Become a Couple," 19 Dec. 2018 Dan Kitwood/Getty Images British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union leaders signed off on a Brexit plan on Sunday, which will dictate the terms of the divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Why Brexit is tearing the United Kingdom apart," 27 Nov. 2018 Martha Kavanaugh signed off on the motion after the case had initally been assigned to another judge. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Brett Kavanaugh's mother is judge who dismissed a foreclosure action against accuser Ford's parents," 18 Sep. 2018 In addition to the WBTV deal, Mitchell signed off on a talent holding deal as an actress, and will be starring in the new Lifetime psychological thriller, You. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "An Exclusive Look Inside Shay Mitchell’s Stunning Office Remodel," 4 Sep. 2018 Perhaps the plan is for President Warren to take to twitter and cyberbully John Roberts into signing off on another unconstitutional tax claim. James Freeman, WSJ, "Elizabeth Warren’s Unconstitutional Wealth Tax," 25 Jan. 2019 The process has put local leaders in typically labor-friendly Seattle in the uncomfortable position of signing off on a plan that would send hundreds of temporary workers to cross the EMTs’ picket line. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "As EMT strike looms, Seattle ambulance company brings in out-of-state replacement workers," 20 Dec. 2018 Over the past year, Cohen, who was elected to the board in 2010, sponsored a citywide ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products and also chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, which recently signed off on the city’s $11 billion budget. Trisha Thadani,, "Cohen’s goal for SF Board of Supervisors’ presidency — a sense of stability," 10 July 2018 Crowdstrike's Meyers also suggests that small businesses set requirements that multiple people sign off on large transactions. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Nigerian Email Scammers Are More Effective Than Ever," 3 May 2018

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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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