Phrasal Verbs Using 'Sign'

Sign away

Give away legal or property rights

Example:He SIGNED AWAY his rights to compensation when he signed the contract.

Sign for

Write a signature on behalf on someone

Example:My boss was out for the day, so I SIGNED her letters FOR her.

Sign in

Register in a hotel

Example:We SIGNED IN and went straight to bed.

Sign in

Open a computer program that requires a name and password

Example:I SIGNED IN and started chatting online.

Sign in

Write your name when entering a place

Example:You have to SIGN IN before you can enter the club.

Sign into

Open a particular computer program that requires a name and password

Example:I SIGN INTO MSN Messenger automatically when I boot up.

Sign off

End a message

Example:I'll SIGN OFF now, but will write again next week.

Sign off

Close a claim for unemployment benefit

Example:I SIGNED OFF when I got my new job.

Sign off

Stop doing something to leave

Example:I'm SIGNING OFF now and going home- I'm shattered.

Sign off

Give someone a letter to be away from work

Example:My doctor SIGNED me OFF for a month with back problems.

Sign off on

Give official approval

Example:The director SIGNED OFF ON the plans to increase sales.

Sign on

Open a claim for unemployment benefit

Example:I had to SIGN ON when I lost my job.

Sign on

Agree to participate

Example:I've SIGNED ON to help at the village fete.

Sign on

Start broadcasting

Example:He SIGNS ON the same way every show.

Sign on

Employ

Example:We've SIGNED ON two new teachers.

Sign on with

Sign a document joining or agreeing to something

Example:He's SIGNED ON WITH Manchester United for the next three years.

Sign out

Close a computer program that requires a name and password

Example:I SIGNED OUT and then shut the computer down.

Sign out

Sign something to show you have borrowed something

Example:Could you SIGN those books OUT, please?

Sign out of

Close a particular computer program that requires a name and password

Example:I SIGNED OUT OF MSN Messenger and shut the computer down.

Sign up

Give your name to do something

Example:I've SIGNED UP as a volunteer.

Sign up

Subscribe

Example:I SIGNED UP for their newsletter.

Sign with

Make a contract with

Example:She's SIGNED WITH EMI for the next few years.