sign up

verb
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 You and your date can sign up or simply go as spectators. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "13 romantic things to do on Valentine's Day for every mood and couple," 5 Feb. 2020 Get some action on this tournament by signing up and betting at BetMGM. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets," 4 Feb. 2020 After signing up, customers pay their utility bill through Arcadia, which will calculate the credits or savings that the remote solar panels generate and apply that to the customer's bill. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Buy an Audi e-tron EV, Get a Free Solar Power Subscription," 4 Feb. 2020 Lieber signed up for Thousand Talents in 2012, according to court documents. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "U.S. prosecutor leading China probe explains effort that led to charges against Harvard chemist," 3 Feb. 2020 But new classes are added intermittently, and they're announced in the event newsletter (sign up for the newsletter at the website, gloriosos.com/appetito). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Classes on risotto, baking for kids and more will take place at Glorioso's Appetito," 29 Jan. 2020 AutoCamp guests may sign up for a full-day between Feb. 19 and 22. Los Angeles Times, "Yosemite’s ‘firefall’ glow lasts only two weeks. Here’s how to see it," 15 Jan. 2020 Clearly this was not what Groff or the Times Book Review signed up for. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "How Not to Write a Book Review," 22 Jan. 2020 To sign up for the firm newsletter, email legaltalktexas@hammerle.com. Dallas News, "Avoid the rubber-chicken seminar," 19 Jan. 2020

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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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Last Updated

9 Feb 2020

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“Sign up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20up. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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