sign away something

sign away something
sign away (something) to give up your claim to something by writing your name on a document.

He tricked her into signing away the property that she intended to leave to her friend.

You're signing your rights away when you sign that form.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sign your life away - give up all your rights:

It felt like we had to sign our lives away to get a loan from the bank.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • sign away — (something) to give up your claim to something by writing your name on a document. He tricked her into signing away the property that she intended to leave to her friend. You re signing your rights away when you sign that form. Usage notes:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sign away — verb formally assign ownership of She signed away her rights • Syn: ↑sign over • Hypernyms: ↑surrender, ↑cede, ↑deliver, ↑give up • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sign — sign1 W2S3 [saın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gives information)¦ 2¦(shows something is true)¦ 3¦(movement or sound)¦ 4¦(symbol)¦ 5¦(star sign)¦ 6¦(language)¦ 7 there is no sign of somebody/something 8 sign of life 9 sign of the times …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sign — 1 /saIn/ noun 1 STH THAT PROVES STH (C) an event, fact etc that shows that something is happening or that something is true; indication: sign of: The tests can detect early signs of disease. | sign that: Exports have risen by 20%, a sign that the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sign — sign1 [ saın ] noun *** ▸ 1 piece of evidence ▸ 2 something with words/pictures ▸ 3 movement/sound ▸ 4 written symbol ▸ 5 star sign ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount a piece of evidence that something is happening or that something exists:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sign over — verb formally assign ownership of She signed away her rights • Syn: ↑sign away • Hypernyms: ↑surrender, ↑cede, ↑deliver, ↑give up • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • sign */*/*/ — I UK [saɪn] / US noun Word forms sign : singular sign plural signs 1) [countable/uncountable] a piece of evidence that something is happening or that something exists sure sign: She began tapping her foot, a sure sign of annoyance. sign that: He… …   English dictionary

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