sign up


Definition of sign up 

intransitive verb

: to sign one's name (as to a contract) in order to obtain, do, or join something sign up for insurance sign up for classes

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sign-up \ˈsī-​ˌnəp \ noun or adjective

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For more celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Has the Best Tough-Love Advice for Meghan Markle," 7 Dec. 2018 For more opinion pieces like this, sign up for the Harper's BAZAAR Newsletter. Jordana Kier And Alex Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tampon Tax Is Just Another Example of Women's Inequality," 7 Dec. 2018 For more tech, science, and aerospace news, sign up for the daily Popular Mechanics newsletter! Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Want to Be A Hacker? Go to Dallas.," 4 Dec. 2018 YouTube wants to push its Premium service and sign up as many members as possible, especially as the company starts to order more original series and work with more recognized Hollywood names. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube is offering discounted Premium, Music subscriptions to students," 27 Nov. 2018 Highlights of its new slate include Dumplin', the Jennifer Aniston original movie about a former beauty queen whose plus-size daughter signs up for a pageant, and Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, the comedian's first standup special in 15 years. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Coming to Netflix December 2018: 101 Movies and TV Shows Arriving in Time for the Holidays," 20 Nov. 2018 For more entertainment stories, celebrity news, and must-see TV moments, sign up for the Good Housekeeping newsletter. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Have Intense Theories About the Woman Wearing Jack’s Necklace in Episode 5," 24 Oct. 2018 Thirty-three states have signed up to expand the program since 2010, and next month Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, and Montana may have Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Kaitlin Menza, Redbook, "Everything You Need to Know Before Voting in the Midterm Elections," 10 Oct. 2018 The only way to make sure you're covered at the beginning of the new year is to sign up before the deadline (December 15!). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Heads Up: You Can Still Sign Up for Obamacare and Open Enrollment Is Going On Right Now," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sign up

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sign up was in 1875

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