Definition of sign off in English:

sign off

1Conclude a letter, broadcast, or other message: he signed off with a few words of advice
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  • It was their farewell message as they signed off.
  • The letter signs off with ‘I have no doubt we can look forward to your continued cooperation and support’.
  • ‘Our customers end up saving more and getting a lot more than yours do,’ said the letter before signing off as ‘Your friends at Wanadoo’.
1.1Conclude an activity: he signed off from school athletics with a double in the shot
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  • In 1891/92 he signed off from big cricket with the wicket of WG Grace in a game with Lord Sheffield's team.
  • Meanwhile, good luck to Linda who signed off from AM this morning and heads to London with her partner.
  • He signed off from the Army in October 1991 and is due to leave in October 1992.
1.2Sign to record that one is leaving work for the day: a colleague saw me home and signed off for me
1.3 Bridge Indicate by a conventional bid that one is seeking to end the bidding.
2British Register to stop receiving unemployment benefit after finding work.
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  • He was unable to find a place on the scheme, despite having no job, because he had been encouraged to sign off as unemployed some years earlier.
  • He added: ‘I would be concerned if individual soldiers are being pressurised into signing off because it's felt that they are a burden and the powers that be want them off the books.’
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