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To transfer the rights of ownership or possession to someone else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sign" and "over." The wealthy widow signed over her entire estate to her only granddaughter. You should never borrow money from loan sharks like these—you may end up signing over everything you own to them.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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