sign out

verb
signed out; signing out; signs out

Definition of sign out

intransitive verb

: to indicate departure by signing a register

transitive verb

: to record or approve the release or departure of signed out the library books for a week

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Other Words from sign out

sign-out \ ˈsī-​ˌnau̇t How to pronounce sign out (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of sign out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Putting that yard sign out there only starts the conversation. Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 19 June 2021 The caretaker of the Hanson Center, at 15W431 59th St., reported a large group of loud youths at 1:05 a.m. June 4 and said someone had pulled a street sign out of the ground on Garfield Avenue. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 11 June 2021 The officers pulled a sign out of his hands and pushed him in an effort to clear the area. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 There's no concrete timeline for when the center will reopen, although a sign out front says the building is closed for renovations. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 5 May 2021 Steve Ragan, a researcher at the internet company Akamai, told WIRED that password-sharing often has a butterfly effect: For example, a friend who has your Netflix password might log into your account from another computer, and forget to sign out. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 16 Mar. 2021 Though many may think sign language interpreters simply sign out the English words being spoken, ASL is its own language with its own grammar rules. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2020 The complainant’s son saw a woman, about 20 years old, park her silver Honda, pull the sign out of the ground and drive away with it. cleveland, 9 Sep. 2020 It’s not like wearing a T-shirt with a candidate’s name on it or a party symbol or putting a yard sign out. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of sign out

1903, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of sign out was in 1903

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Last Updated

28 Jun 2021

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“Sign out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20out. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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