sign on

verb
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of sign on

1 : to engage oneself by or as if by a signature
  • signed on to the new project
2 : to announce the start of broadcasting for the day

sign-on

play \ˈsī-ˌnȯn, -ˌnän\ noun

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First Known Use of sign on

1879

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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