sign up

signed up; signing up; signs 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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Other Words from sign up

sign-up \ ˈsī-​ˌnəp How to pronounce sign-up (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of sign up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, a vast majority of the seniors who are eligible for Alamo Promise in Judson ISD have signed up for it. Ashley Mcbride,, "San Antonio-area high school celebrates 100% sign-up rate for free tuition with Alamo Promise," 9 Jan. 2020 Read today’s full newsletter here or sign up here for daily updates in your inbox. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Three Big Items on the Senate’s To-Do List," 7 Jan. 2020 Shop Our Favorite Storage Finds There's one more thing: Customers who sign up for Circle, Target's rewards program, will receive an extra 10 percent off storage items, and get access to even more deals on organizing essentials. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Target's Storage Sale Is the Best Way to Kick off the New Year," 3 Jan. 2020 Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Maria Mercedes Lara,, "Get Your 2020 Horoscope, from Love Matches to Work Tips," 1 Jan. 2020 Luckily, tons of new group messaging apps have popped up the last couple of years that don't require much to sign up. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "5 Best Group Text Messaging Apps That'll Make Keeping Up With Your Friends So Much Easier," 31 Dec. 2019 Read more on autos and sign up for our autos newsletter. Mark Phelan,, "Corvette, Ranger and Telluride triumph as Free Press car, truck and SUV of the year," 29 Dec. 2019 The tone was consistent, but as Phase 2 ended and Phase 3 began, new and more idiosyncratic filmmakers began signing up for Marvel superhero gigs. John Gilpatrick, Popular Mechanics, "The Marvel Decade: How Superheroes Ruled the Cinema in the 2010s," 26 Dec. 2019 For more climate news sign up for the Climate Fwd: newsletter or follow @NYTClimate on Twitter. Lisa Friedman, New York Times, "A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths," 24 Dec. 2019

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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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12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sign up.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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