sign out of (something or some place)(redirected from sign someone out of)
sign out of (something or some place)
1. To record one's departure from some place in a list, log book, or register. All visitors must sign out of the building when they are leaving. This is a secured area, so you'll need to sign out of the room.
2. To enter someone else's name in a list, log book, or register to record their departure from some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sign" and "out." You'll have to have one of the adjudicators sign you out of the exam room if you need to leave the room. You have to be signed out of the warehouse by one of your supervisors if you need to leave work early.
3. To end one's session in a digital account or network (typically one accessed by having entered personal credentials). Always make sure to sign out of the computers in the library after you are finished. You should always sign out of these websites after you're finished shopping.
4. To end someone else's session in a digital account or network. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sign" and "out." Don't worry, I went ahead and signed you out of the website. Sorry, I accidentally signed you out of your account on the computer.
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sign someone out of some placeand sign someone out
to make a record of someone's departure from some place. Did someone sign you out of the factory, or did you just open the door and leave? I signed out those two who just left.
sign something out of some placeand sign something out
to make a record of the borrowing of something from some place. Dave signed the tape recorder out of the library. Dave signed out the tape recorder as well as some blank tapes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.