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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Other Words from sign up

sign-up \ˈsī-ˌnəp \ noun or adjective

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Those interested can create an account at and sign up for biweekly newsletters that announce all forthcoming shows. Grace Dickinson,, "Secret concert series Sofar Sounds is growing too big for the living room," 27 June 2018 To sign up for the Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay or 5K, visit . The Aegis, "Upper Chesapeake Health to sponsor half marathon at inaugural Susquehanna Running Festival," 11 July 2018 Some are interested in drug or mental health counseling, or need to sign up for Social Security or health care. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "This man cost Sacramento County more in one year than any other homeless person," 8 July 2018 Harpreet Kaur of the Pratham Institute, the charity co-ordinating the nursing course in Kapurthala, says getting girls to sign up is the hardest part of her job. The Economist, "Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home," 5 July 2018 Careem says 2,000 women have registered with the company to sign up as drivers since the kingdom announced in September the driving ban on women would be lifted. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "After ban ends, Saudi women see new job in becoming drivers," 26 June 2018 But one investor who is widely expected to not sign up for another round of deals is Mitch Lasky, who was responsible for Benchmark’s 2013 bet on Snap, which went public at more than $20 billion. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Is there a next act for one of Silicon Valley’s top investors after Uber? Benchmark and Bill Gurley are about to find out.," 25 June 2018 Cool off and enjoy the air-conditioning and sign up for the Community Café. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2018 The sheriff’s office has signed up as an exchange location on the OfferUp marketplace App, however, this location can be used when shopping on any other Apps or whenever a citizen needs a safe location to exchange items, according to a news release. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County Sheriff offers safe spot to complete online transactions," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of sign up

1875, in the meaning defined above

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