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

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Drive south and sign up for a two-day trad-climbing course with Seneca Rocks Climbing School, or tackle the multi-pitch routes that rise several hundred feet from the valley floor on distinctive rock fins on your own. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Best Road Trips in North America," 10 June 2019 Here are five facts to consider before signing up. 1. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "5 things you need to know before donating your body to science," 10 June 2019 Those go out to an email list that people can sign up for online, and are also available with more details through an online interactive map. Maddy Lauria,, "At Delaware's beaches, scientists test waters for signs of fecal bacteria," 9 June 2019 Folks who want to participate must sign up by noon. Ann Maloney,, "How to taste Creole Tomato Festival winners on Day 2 of the fest," 9 June 2019 On the positive side, charities and aid workers talk endlessly and earnestly about how smartphones will allow farmers to check crop prices, let villagers sign up for online education and help doctors boost vaccination rates. The Economist, "The second half of humanity is joining the internet," 8 June 2019 Another platform means more potential subscribers to sign up for those shows. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Epix is now available as a channel on Amazon Prime," 8 June 2019 From here, Trill was born, and the app got about 10,000 sign ups within its first two weeks. Anabel Pasarow,, "Meet 3 Teen Girls Who Made Their Own Apps — While Still In High School," 7 June 2019 The other way into Markham’s is to sign up for one of the $349-a-head dinners in the Delicious Disney series. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "Disney World Wants Its Food to Be Just As Memorable As Its Rides," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of sign up

1875, in the meaning defined above

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