sign off
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (television and radio)
a. despedirse
The news anchor gave his last report of the evening and signed off.El presentador de noticias dio su último reporte de la noche y se despidió.
b. cerrar la transmisión
This is Johnny Smith, signing off. Be sure to tune in tomorrow.Soy Johnny Smith, cerrando la transmisión. Asegúrense de sintonizar mañana.
2. (to conclude a letter)
a. despedirse
My professor was offended because I didn't use a formal salutation when I signed off on my letter.Mi profesor se ofendió porque no usé un saludo formal cuando me despedí en mi carta.
3. (to stop receiving unemployment benefits) (United Kingdom)
a. darse de baja
You'll get fined if the government finds out you found a job and haven't signed off.Recibirás una multa si el gobierno descubre que encontraste trabajo y no te diste de baja.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to approve; used with "on")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. firmar
I asked my boss to sign off on my timesheet at the end of the week.Le pedí a mi jefe que firmara mi hoja de asistencia al fin de la semana.
5. (computing)
a. cerrar sesión
I forgot to sign off, and my friends had access to my email.Se me olvidó cerrar sesión, y mis amigos tuvieron acceso a mi correo electrónico.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
6. (to declare too ill for work) (United Kingdom)
a. dar la baja
Unless a doctor signs you off, you'll have to come to the office today.A menos que un doctor te dé la baja, tendrás que venir a la oficina hoy.
7. (to approve) (United Kingdom)
a. firmar
Send your articles to the editor so he can sign them off before we publish them.Manda tus artículos al editor para que pueda firmarlos antes de que los publiquemos.
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sign off
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (radio, tv presenter)
a. despedir la emisión
2. (close letter)
a. despedirse, terminar
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sign off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (ending activity) terminar; (ending letter) despedirse; (Rad) (TV) cerrar el programa; despedirse
LIVERPOOL'S FA Cup final with Sunderland gives John Barnes the chance to sign off with a flourish few films sign off with a more dazzling final shot I'll sign off now - write with all your news When writing to friends, Lincoln routinely signed off "A. Lincoln" this is Bob Jones signing off until the same time tomorrow What phrase was it that Ernie Ford used to use to sign off from his television program his eyes stay glued to the set until the station signs off Signing off from Salem, this is Fred Schneider
2 (Britain) (as unemployed) darse de baja en el paro; quitarse del paro
I'd like to get a job so I can sign off when you wish to sign off please complete and return the enclosed form if he signed off he probably would notbe able to sell enough work to eat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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