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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysign on
he/she/itsigns on
present participlesigning on
past tensesigned on
past participlesigned on
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to write your name or a secret word in order to use a computer

    You need your password to sign on.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to employ someone to do a job

    We’ve signed on three new members of staff.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] British to apply to receive money from the government when you have lost your job
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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