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English definition of “sign off”

sign off

verb uk phrasal verb with sign   /saɪn/ us  

(STOP WORK)

US informal to stop doing your work or a similar activity for a period of time: As it's Friday, I think I'll sign off early today.Causing something to endComing to an end

(FINANCIAL SUPPORT)

UK informal to report to a government employment office that you now have a job and do not need to receive benefit (= money paid by the government)Social security and state benefits
(Definition of sign off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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