sign off

sign off
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "sign off":
present tense I/you/we/they sign off he/she/it signs off present participle signing off past tense signed off past participle signed off
to end a broadcast on television or radio

They always signed off with "It's goodnight from me" – "And it's goodnight from him".

a) to end a letter

She signed off, "Yours sincerely, Clare Smith".

b) to end a conversation by radio or computer
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.

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.


English dictionary. 2014.

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