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sign (something) away
To sign an agreement giving away or relinquishing something. Many people unwittingly sign away their right to privacy when they use these high-tech devices. He signed the deed to the house away in a drunken game of high-stakes poker.
sign something away
to sign a paper in which one gives away one's rights to something. Valerie signed her rights away. she signed away her claim to the money.
To give something up by signing one's name; relinquish something by signature: When they agreed to settle the lawsuit, they signed away their claim to the estate. If you wanted the right to sell your work independently, you shouldn't have signed it away by joining the organization.