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

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As the Miami Heat wait for the NBA to sign off on their transactions at Saturday's end of the league's personnel moratorium, clarity has come into focus with the cost of acquiring No. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "And in the second round the Miami Heat select . . . no one with their own pick until 2027?," 3 July 2019 Nike will open a multimillion-dollar manufacturing plant on metro Phoenix's west side if Goodyear City Council signs off on an agreement Monday. Joshua Bowling, azcentral, "A Nike manufacturing plant could bring 500 jobs to metro Phoenix's west side," 1 July 2019 If justices sign off, Citizens for Energy Choices appears to have a decent chance of getting on the ballot. Jim Saunders, orlandosentinel.com, "Politicians, business leaders fight amendment that would revamp Florida’s electricity laws," 25 June 2019 Then, just after O’Neill signed off with M.M., Vallee left his sister’s apartment. Stephanie Clifford, WIRED, "He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back," 24 June 2019 The Democratic governor was concerned with requiring state health officials to sign off on every exemption, as the measure had initially required. Washington Post, "The Latest: California vaccine bill moves ahead," 20 June 2019 Sprint and T-Mobile would need both agencies to sign off on their deal. Clare Duffy And Athena Jones, CNN, "Sprint and T-Mobile may face another legal challenge to merger," 11 June 2019 The board approved the terms of the contract at its May meeting after union membership also signed off on the deal, college spokeswoman Anne O’Connell said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan mayor takes over committee that oversees development of ordinances," 9 June 2019 Rosenstein, who had begun his new job as Deputy Attorney General on April 26, also signed off on Comey’s May 3 testimony. Murray Waas, The New York Review of Books, "What Rod Rosenstein Knew When He Helped Trump Fire Comey," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of sign off

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jul 2019

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The first known use of sign off was in 1923

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