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sign something over (to someone)

to sign a paper granting the rights to or ownership of something to a specific person. Larry signed all the rights to his book over to the publisher. He signed over all the rights to the publisher.
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sign over something

also sign something over
to give up your rights to something by writing your name on a document sign away something He signed over his death benefits in exchange for cash. She agreed to sign the deed over to me.
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sign over

Legally dispose of or make over to a different owner, as in She signed over nearly all of her property to the church. [Early 1700s]
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sign over

v.
To transfer ownership or possession of something by signing one's name: He'll have to sign his next two paychecks over to his creditors. She signed over her fortune to charity.
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