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"sign on" in British English

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sign on

phrasal verb with sign uk   us   /saɪn/ verb
  • (NO JOB)

UK informal to ​sign a ​form at a ​governmentoffice to say that you do not have a ​job and that you ​want to ​receivebenefit (= ​moneypaid by the ​government)
(Definition of sign on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sign on

phrasal verb with sign  us   /sɑɪn/ verb
to ​agree to take ​part: Several ​corporations have signed on to ​sponsor the ​tournament. If you sign on to an ​agreement, ​law, or ​idea, you ​state that you will ​support it: Nearly every ​state has signed on, ​agreeing to ​droptheirlawsuits and ​accept a ​settlement.
(Definition of sign on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sign on" in Business English

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sign on

phrasal verb with sign uk   us   /saɪn/ verb
UK informal to ​sign a ​form at a ​governmentoffice to say that you do not have a ​job and that you want to receive benefits: After Jack was made ​redundant, he ​signed on for eight months.
(also sign up) to ​agree to ​start doing a new ​activity or ​job or ​start using a new ​system: Major advertisers have already ​signed on.sign on to sth Reims is one of the largest towns to ​sign on to ​electronicvoting.sign on as sth Big-name ​industries are ​signing on as ​corporatepartners.
(also sign up) to ​sign a ​document saying that you have an ​agreement with a particular ​organization: sign on with sth She's ​signed on with a ​tempagency.
IT to ​start using a ​computersystem or ​website, especially by giving your ​name and a password: Provided you ensure that noone sees your PC ​screen when you ​sign on, ​internetbanking is just as ​safe as any other ​form of ​banking.sign on to sth On any given week, from 250,000 to 500,000 ​userssign on to the ​network.
(Definition of sign on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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