sign up

verb

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

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For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Halle Berry Just Unveiled the Most Enormous Tattoo Right Down Her Back," 5 Mar. 2019 Local Chinese companies cover the cost of building and operating the centers and earn money through fees and commissions for signing up advertisers for Google’s AdWords ad system. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse," 6 Dec. 2018 Get a $5 coupon ahead of time by signing up via their website for email or text sale alerts. Kim Fusaro, Glamour, "Black Friday 2018: The Best In-Store Deals We Know About So Far," 19 Nov. 2018 For more political op-eds, sign up for the Harper's BAZAAR Newsletter. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kamala Harris Is Already Being Called a Prostitute," 29 Jan. 2019 For more opinion pieces, sign up for the Harper's BAZAAR Newsletter. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Can't Men Like Louis C.K. Accept Their Ideas Are Outdated?," 4 Jan. 2019 The New York Times’ podcast The Daily used this feature to send a notification to its most dedicated listeners, Shapiro says, asking them to sign up for a morning newsletter. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip," 27 Dec. 2018 To enter, players simply need to sign up through this link and enter at least one roller beetle race between tomorrow and December 24. Leif Johnson, PCWorld, "Check out this exclusive look at Guild Wars 2's jaw-dropping Infernal Leap roller beetle track," 26 Nov. 2018 The app, which will be available globally in the first half of next year, will include Apple’s original programs free to Apple device owners and also will enable users to sign up for TV network subscriptions owned by other companies. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Tim Cook wants a GDPR for the rest of the world," 24 Oct. 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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