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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysign off
he/she/itsigns off
present participlesigning off
past tensesigned off
past participlesigned off

Related meanings

  1. to end a broadcast on television or radio

    They always signed off with ‘It’s goodnight from me’ – ‘And it’s goodnight from him’.

    1. a.
    2. c.
      business to officially approve of something or to officially agree that something has been completed in a satisfactory way by signing your name
      sign something off:

      You don’t do any overtime until someone has signed it off.

      sign off something:

      The auditors signed off the accounts.

    3. d.
      British to give someone a medical certificate saying that they are too ill to work
      sign someone off:

      The doctor has signed her off for another month.

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