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English definition of “sign on”

sign on

phrasal verb with sign     /saɪn/ verb [I, T]
START WORK to sign a document saying that you will work for someone: She's signed on with a temp agency.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
NOT IN WORK UK to sign a form at a government office to say that you do not have a job and that you want to receive money from the governmentUnemployment
(Definition of sign on from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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