Definition of sign on in US English:

sign on

phrasal verb

  • Commit oneself to employment, membership in a society, or some other undertaking.

    ‘I'll sign on with an advertising agency’
    • ‘The deal also marks the first new U.S.-based sponsor to sign on with the league in more than a year.’
    • ‘Thousands of people signed on as contract workers, largely due to increased earning power.’
    • ‘The office allows people to sign on as members of the movement, make proposals, and seek help and answers.’
    • ‘I quickly realized that I made the biggest mistake of my life letting Tina sign on with a model agency.’
    • ‘Around that time, an intriguing start-up invited me to sign on as employee number five.’
    • ‘Some companies will use other company's results in order to get you to sign on with them.’
    • ‘A contract actor generally signs on for three years and is a major part of the core storylines.’
    • ‘The popularity of the club is growing with a number of new recruits signing on to learn the ropes.’
    • ‘In other words, like Jackson, Horry is smart enough to always sign on with the best team.’
    • ‘Like Gutierrez, he had signed on with a US recruiting firm to guard US installations.’
    enlist, take a job, sign, join, join up, join the forces, join the services, enrol, register, volunteer, put one's name down, become a member
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