Meaning of SIGN in English

SIGN

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a sign of decay

I couldn't see any signs of decay on the fruit.

a sign of emotion

He showed no sign of emotion as the guilty verdict was read out.

a signed photo

I managed to get a signed photo of her.

a signed photograph

He keeps a signed photograph of Bill Clinton in his office.

a visible sign

He considered the expensive car a visible sign of his achievement.

a warning sign

Don’t ignore the warning signs of stress.

an exit sign (= one showing where an exit is )

There was a red glowing exit sign over the door.

an exit sign (= one showing the names of places or roads near an exit )

Stay on the same road until you see an exit sign for Rhode Island.

call sign

equals sign

exhibit signs/symptoms/behaviour etc

a patient who is exhibiting classic symptoms of mental illness

hopeful sign

The vote is a hopeful sign that attitudes in the church are changing.

make/sign a pact

The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.

minus sign

multiplication sign

neon lights/signs (= ones that use neon )

the neon lights of Las Vegas

outward sign

His clenched fist was the only outward sign of his anger.

plus sign

pound sign

road sign

show signs of

The Polish economy began to show signs of recovery.

sign a cheque

You've forgotten to sign the cheque.

sign a confession

He had signed a confession in front of witnesses.

sign a contract

He signed a contract to become vice president of the football club.

sign a deal

The singer has signed a $20 million deal with an American TV network.

sign a lease (= agree to the legal details of a lease by signing it )

He refused to sign the new lease because the rent was too high.

sign a petition

Five hundred villagers have signed the petition.

sign a treaty

India refused to sign the treaty.

sign an agreement

The two countries have signed an agreement on military co-operation.

sign autographs

a player who would always sign autographs and chat with fans

sign language

sign of the zodiac (= one of the 12 parts that this area is divided into )

‘Which sign of the zodiac were you born under?’ ‘Leo.’

sign of weakness

I dared not cry or show any sign of weakness .

sign your name

Sign your name here, please.

signing...own death warrants

By indulging in casual sex, many teenagers could be signing their own death warrants .

signs of improvement

The patient is showing signs of improvement.

signs...encouraging

The signs are encouraging — but there’s a long way to go.

sign/show/gesture etc of good faith

A ceasefire was declared as a sign of good faith.

signs/symptoms/effects of stress

Headaches, migraines, and irritability are all signs of stress.

The effects of stress are subtle and sometimes difficult to see.

star sign

V sign

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

A disorderly, uncontrolled and egotistic lifestyle is a very bad sign indeed.

Facetiousness in a teacher is usually a bad sign .

That none of them had could be a bad sign or a good.

It was a bad sign , she thought.

So whenever she was busy sewing, Corbett always recognised it as a bad sign .

During most of the 1990s, dazed apartment investors stumbled around California as if they were born under a bad sign .

Only his beard continued to grow these days, for he had given up shaving; a bad sign .

There were several bad signs here.

clear

Bowel training showed less social class difference possibly because there are clearer anticipating signs of passing a motion.

And why do chronic drinkers seem to show clear signs of cognitive dysfunction?

There are clear signs that supplies of fungi are now dwindling.

Despite clear signs of weakness in his support, Sen.

It had recently withdrawn the ice-breaker Endurance, generally taken as a clear sign of retreat.

During Period 4, the infant shows clear signs of event anticipation.

With clear signs of a recovery, analysts are pencilling in a modest profit for the full year.

clinical

The principal clinical signs in heavy infections are rapid weight loss and diarrhoea.

When laboratory findings confirm clinical signs of nutrition problems, an interview with a nutritionist is essential.

In severe infections, diarrhoea is the most prominent clinical sign .

This is based on clinical signs and post-mortem examination.

Mass emergence of these larvae results in the severe clinical signs described previously.

This is based on the grazing history and clinical signs of loss of condition and anaemia.

A group of specific clinical signs seem useful in predicting hypoxaemia.

This is based on clinical signs , seasonal occurrence of disease and, if possible, lesions at post-mortem examination.

early

It is free of charge and can help to detect early signs of health problems and prevent them developing.

And the early signs of that being altered date back to the tough public spending rounds of the early 1980s.

Very frequently in the literature earlier discussions about sign language universality are described as myths or misconceptions.

But as long as you spot the early signs you should be okay - just keep the red bits covered for a few days.

There is some way to go in all this despite the promising early signs .

The early signs are not promising.

The reduction of fever is an early sign of improvement in tuberculosis.

good

The searcher returned another day and another and all this was a good sign .

It is a good sign to have married men, with kids, on the slate.

It didn't seem like a very good sign .

Oh, I thought, that is not a good sign .

Sometimes he forgot and gave them again, which she took to be a good sign .

Nobody noticed but Sethe and she stopped looking after she decided that it was a good sign .

Foolishly, I took it as a good sign .

hopeful

One hopeful sign for the success of the peace talks is the military deadlock.

The veterans event was a hopeful sign .

There were hopeful signs from one recalcitrant state.

On Thursday, there were some hopeful signs .

The introduction of girls into cathedral choirs and the continuing vitality of choir schools are also hopeful signs for the future.

On one hand, the resumption of talks and the discussion of safe passage to another nation are hopeful signs .

But they remain merely hopeful signs .

Still, there are some hopeful signs .

little

As yet, there is little sign of this happening.

He drove across the five lanes toward the little sign .

But there is little sign of an agreement in the near future.

Even though she named the soldiers, there has been little sign of justice, or information.

However, there is little sign that it will ever produce compounds on the scale required by the heavy organic chemicals industry.

But he shows little sign of realising, even now, how mad that exercise was.

There is little sign of the new partnership courts.

neon

Down the block the Rosslyn's neon sign recently got a face lift.

Faces are bathed in the bright glow of flashing neon signs that turn night into day along Fremont Street.

The old motels capitalized on regional pride and kitsch, cheerfully twisting their neon signs into oddball shapes.

He turns down a small side alley where the scene is quieter, with fewer glaring neon signs and nude photo displays.

obvious

There are now obvious signs that we are here to stay.

Only one showed no obvious signs of violence.

After a quick look round to make sure that weed left no obvious signs of our own visit, we left.

They maybe the only obvious signs of social status.

Check fish for obvious signs of bacterial disease before you buy them.

While there are obvious remaining signs of the damage, the area continues to work toward normalcy.

In the pages that follow I will characterize some of the more obvious signs of a badly organized and motivated operation.

The most obvious sign was a blitz called by defensive coordinator Fred Whittingham with just over two minutes left in the game.

outward

These markers are outward signs portraying whether or not individuals and collections of people belong to the same ethnic group.

People are born with these defects but often show no outward signs of problems.

She gave no outward signs of her problems when she went on a walkabout.

There were few outward signs , however, that the samurai was ready to sheath his sword.

He would probably try releasing Osman even if he gave no outward sign of acquiescence.

Through much of 1984, there were few outward signs of trouble.

Despite these tensions, government delegations came and went; the outward signs were that all was well.

They represented one more barrier between the stricken and the hale, one more outward sign of difference.

positive

Muddy colours in the aura indicate negative emotions or ill health; clear colours are generally a positive sign .

However, the curiosity factor was a positive sign as far as Phoenix Hockey is concerned.

The positive signs on both indicate that these variables were probably indicating availability of leisure time.

For investors, the Ketchum acquisition is a positive sign that Omnicom intends to stick to its strategy of growth through acquisitions.

It's a very complex area but I do think there are positive signs in favour of nuclear.

The most positive sign was that the rattan lashings of the main hull seemed to be holding firm.

Not everyone saw braces as a positive sign , however.

star

A man whose star sign made him her exact opposite.

Antonia is very into fate, star signs and things like that.

But which one of the three star signs did he belong to? she wondered.

You're not still going on about all that star sign nonsense, are you?

The descriptions of the characters in relation to their star signs is spot-on.

Perhaps it was simply due to his star sign .

Why was it that everyone she'd met lately seemed to be obsessed with star signs ?

sure

The oyster boats were still fixed to the moorings, a sure sign that Oystermouth was in mourning.

These are the sure signs that green corn tamale season is in full swing.

It was thus a sure sign that his thoughts were far away.

It was still in place, a sure sign that the door had not been opened while he was out.

He complained that newcomers forgot to bring church membership certificates along, a sure sign that they expected no church at all.

Above: Ulcers are a sure sign of poor water.

The Presidential lips pursed, a sure sign of anger.

visible

These changes in facial colour are the most visible sign that you are reacting to each other.

Terry had the desire to see how they had been affected, or for any visible signs of compulsion.

When a church is in her infancy there will be the most visible signs of growth, as with a child.

The visible signs of this malaise included the loss of inner-city population and jobs and the deterioration of inner-city housing.

The visible signs are of two main sorts.

The neighborhood people sent money, but they had to be careful of more visible signs of support.

There is no visible sign of rancour at the curious lifestyle imposed on her; she appears placidly resigned to her fate.

The most visible signs of a growing revivalist spirit appeared in the ministry of James McGready in Kentucky.

vital

If problems have been identified during assessment, monitoring of vital signs and fluid balance may continue.

Soon, all the vital signs improved, and Keynes looked like the hero of the century.

He was conscious but still drowsy and his vital signs were stable.

These rarely seen specialists administer local and general anesthesia, handle pain control and monitor your vital signs during the operation.

Theatre staff usually wait until the patient's vital signs are stabilizing before allowing the patient to return to the ward.

The following instructions were given: To monitor vital signs and measure the central venous pressure, half hourly at first.

And disguising your vital signs can be attained-albeit with effort.

He's a good weight, his vital signs are stable.

■ NOUN

language

Word list translations have been obtained and analysed in 15 different sign languages .

Loi himself was seated with the family, looking totally content as they conversed with sign language .

For the benefit of the deaf members present the Dean's and all subsequent speeches were interpreted into sign language .

It is relevant here to ask the simple question of how processes commonly related to intelligence are predictors of sign language learning.

Advice workers are encouraged to learn sign language .

In other cases, similar signs are found only among sign languages with known historical links.

Earl Granville, in his recent speech in London, that the finger and sign language was barbarous.

The developments in child language research, however, show parallel development of sign language and spoken language in young children.

road

This happened to me on the Seven Mile Straight at recently, a lorry coming in the opposite direction in spite of road signs .

Through our windshields we see road signs and tail-lights-technology has blinkered us.

Takes minutes to drive 6 miles into centre of Bideford due to endlessness of roads and imbecilic road signs .

Drop the requirement for use of the metric system on road signs .

It didn't say Blackberry Hill anywhere, there was just an old-fashioned road sign saying Broughton Street was four miles away.

Mammoth road signs do their best to ensure that such oversights do not occur.

Fisher's study also suggested that recall was not a good measure of whether a road sign had been heeded.

warning

Floors: Preliminaries should usually include zoning off the area by placing suitable warning signs or cones.

Exasperated police blamed drivers for going too fast and ignoring fog warning signs .

It is very important for parents to get professional help as soon as they recognize any of these warning signs .

It is a warning sign that your water quality is unsuitable.

But raised blood pressure is an early warning sign and is one of the simplest and cheapest checks that can be done.

She gave no warning signs , and the destruction created in the wake of her departure can be devastating.

They admit he is charming, but fingers point to his eyes as warning signs , demonic pin points.

But they admit that many warning signs are just a bluff.

■ VERB

give

And if you can't tell me, please give me a sign .

My grandmother came up and talked to her daughter constantly, although she gave no sign of hearing her.

If he found her tone peremptory he gave no sign of it.

Some members there clinked glasses and gave thumbs-up signs as they watched the verdict at the cozy first-floor bar.

They found his, and for an instant, they gave no sign .

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop.

Zak flashed a glance at the crew, saw me and gave me a thumbs-up sign .

The guide, however, stood his ground, frantically giving me unrecognizable signs .

read

Neither dares to look away for an instant, in case this is read as a sign of weakness.

Illiterates do not read signs that indicate a state or county border.

But Reagan read the signs of the times.

Maryellen reads aloud the sign on the wall.

Gloucester does not feature at all, something which has been read as a sign of Woodville control of the council.

He read the sign across the street.

Joy was now standing, reading the two signs over and over.

Some can not answer for the obvious reason that they can not read the sign .

see

She could see the sign already, because the café was flood-lit tonight.

Do you see a sign on me that says Jungle Clearing Specialist?

Saris are seen as a sign of the wearer being progressive.

It enrages others who see it as a sign that the government has turned against them.

To Stubb, it represents much money and he sees various signs of the Zodiac in it.

He hadn't heard a voice, he'd seen a sign .

Other than that, we see no signs of trouble.

show

The Labour Party showed no signs of accepting the points made by the Petition Committee.

Stock averages have shown all signs of a mania.

What was to be done for Liselotte, who showed signs of severe mental stress from the age of five?

That trend shows no sign of slowing down.

Stomach and bowel problems have also laid him low but he shows no sign of stopping.

Since then he has shown every sign of being a pragmatist, an adroit politician and a very hard worker.

Lifeguards say the calf spotted Monday showed no sign of injury and still had a stubby part of its umbilicus attached.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

follow the signs/sb's directions

But, if you use cleaning products, you must follow the manufacturer's directions explicitly.

He made his way quickly to Mrs Brooks' house, following the postman's directions.

If you're using sterilising solution, follow the manufacturer's directions.

One involves focus groups, where a representative customer is selected and asked to perform a task by following the enclosed directions.

Process through a pasta machine following the manufacturer's directions.

telltale signs/marks etc

Here are five telltale signs that the Ego is in command: 1.

Then skim through your document for their telltale signs.

Would we allow the police to search the sacred precincts of marital bedrooms for telltale signs of the use of contraceptives?

vital signs

And disguising your vital signs can be attained-albeit with effort.

He's a good weight, his vital signs are stable.

He was conscious but still drowsy and his vital signs were stable.

If problems have been identified during assessment, monitoring of vital signs and fluid balance may continue.

Soon, all the vital signs improved, and Keynes looked like the hero of the century.

The following instructions were given: To monitor vital signs and measure the central venous pressure, half hourly at first.

Theatre staff usually wait until the patient's vital signs are stabilizing before allowing the patient to return to the ward.

These rarely seen specialists administer local and general anesthesia, handle pain control and monitor your vital signs during the operation.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A neon sign flashed on and off in the window.

A score of 80 or more is a sign that you are doing very well.

a stop sign

Didn't you see the "No smoking" sign ?

He raised his hand in a sign of greeting.

Mardas threw his hands in the air - a sign to his supporters that victory was theirs.

Out in the desert there are hardly any road signs along the highway.

Police searched the house thoroughly but found no signs of a break-in.

Stan has some of the early signs of heart disease.

The rise in consumer spending is an encouraging sign that the economy may be recovering.

Therapy should begin when the first signs are noticed.

There was a big sign above the entrance.

Turn left and then follow the signs till you get to the freeway.

What's your sign ?

What did that sign say?

When Emma offers to help you it's a sure sign that she wants something from you!

When the teacher puts her finger to her lips, it's a sign for you all to be quiet.

Where's the percentage sign on this keyboard?

Write your answer after the equals sign .

You've forgotten to put the dollar sign before the total amount.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A sign was put up in order to remind staff whenever I was on duty.

And on this sign , the same mug of beer, yellow and foaming.

But this is not what has happened: at least, my data shows no sign of it.

Exports are lower, household spending is weakening and businesses show signs of losing faith in their investment plans.

Here is one instance of a sign or message being separated from emotion or content.

If the individual can not feel the tiny pricking sensation, it is a sign of faulty nerve function in the feet.

Its first sign is purple marks on the skin, but as it progresses it kills.

Other new signs posted to describe scenery have been desecrated or struck down.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

off

Well, I shall sign off now.

But not every Republican lawmaker signed off on the call to investigate the display.

Eventually the specification will be completed and signed off by the user department.

The drug regulators, however, asked for more information on its manufacturing and labeling before finally signing off on the drug.

It was fractionally too late when they signed off with three victories.

Question: How difficult was it for you, personally, to sign off on this deal?

It was time to sign off before familiarity bred contempt, and just in case it already had I decided to hurt her.

Dalton, a 1964 academy graduate who spoke on honor at the academy last week, must sign off on the expulsion.

on

I was over-qualified and signing on and I realised there was more money to be made taking my clothes off.

His pal Stretch, for whom anything new is a potential high, decides to sign on with him.

Medicaid was created in 1966, but Arizona was the last state to sign on .

Lyle Walker, who runs the studio, signed on as Rimes' co-manager.

Many who visit the ship, or hear a crew member speak at their church, soon sign on as volunteers.

The date may seem a ways off, but Chan needs sponsors and participants to sign on now.

Gerald McRaney also has signed on .

up

The second big concern is the reliability and longevity of the service you sign up to.

Ishmael signs up for the voyage and volunteers to bring Queequeg.

More than 1.5 million calls have swamped a free telephone bank set up a month ago by his employees to sign up volunteers.

But he hasn't been back since he signed up with Napster.

You could sign up for a series of courses, which you could take at your own pace.

Recruiters were ordered to sign up more high school graduates who showed high aptitudes for science, engineering and electronics.

However, a spokesman for the party said only those who had specifically signed up for text messaging would receive any communication.

But all students should have a purposeful course of study that goes beyond the formality of signing up for classes.

■ NOUN

accord

They argue that they signed the Oslo accords seven years ago.

The two sides signed a peace accord in 1994 after a nine-year civil war that killed 500, 000.

They also signed an accord on the formation of a North-South Joint Reconciliation Committee.

The day before the signing of the last accord , Maya sorcerers prayed for peace in ancient capitals destroyed by the conquistadors.

In February, federal government negotiators signed an accord with the Zapatista rebels that calls for expanding indigenous rights.

agreement

A three-way agreement was signed in May 1992.

These funds were only to be disbursed when the compact agreement had been signed .

He was also was among those who returned after a peace agreement was signed in 1993.

Separate agreements were signed on military cooperation and on the formation of an intergovernmental commission on trade, economic and scientific co-operation.

The agreement was signed on 7 April 1956.

bill

The bill was signed by Bush on Sept. 23 and then approved by the courts to allow Morgan's release.

The bill signed by Leavitt attempts to ban gay student groups without running afoul of this statute.

But any bill that gets signed by President Clinton will probably be watered down to the point that it is meaningless.

But many of the same provisions remain in the welfare reform bill signed by President Clinton last month.

While security forces worried about getting him safely to the Capitol, Lincoln already had ridden there to get some bills signed .

Republicans agreed to compromises that got the bill signed into law.

contract

All of you in our Service teams create the first impression after the contract has been signed .

Everyone else had been given new contracts to sign before they left.

Adtranz Signal has been selected as preferred bidder, with the formal contract to be signed shortly.

Though the contract has not been signed , it has been drawn up and the agreement is solid.

Some companies overlook the fact that the foreign exchange exposure arises when the sales contract is signed or the order accepted.

Design specifications for the research ship, for example, were still being finalized even after the design contract had been signed .

They discussed purchasing the rights to the treasure with the insurance companies, but no contracts were signed .

Each party will then hold the contract signed by the other.

deal

They have also signed a deal with Freeserve, the internet service provider, offering direct access for students.

Morris signed his secret deal with Random House almost exactly a year ago.

There would be an advance paid to the writer on signing the deal .

It is also the first such trial since Liggett group rocked the industry by signing a deal with those states.

I consciously signed this deal ...

The company also got an undisclosed payment for signing the research deal .

Dottie Taylor, 63, recently signed a deal to lease her three-bedroom home in suburban Alpharetta for $ 14, 000.

death

Li Shai Tung had been right to sign the boy's death warrant.

Now, they often sign their death warrants.

I have already signed the death warrant.

After a military treaty was signed in July, deaths on both sides resulted mostly from guerrilla-style operations.

If he does, he is signing his death warrant.

To attempt defection would be to sign their death warrants, and no man could be expected to do that.

Although he did not sign the king's death warrant, he was present at his execution.

He looked like a man who would sign a mean death certificate.

declaration

The biggest achievement to date is to get dealers to sign a declaration that they are not dealing in conflict diamonds.

Eight of them had signed the Declaration of Independence eleven years before.

document

It is very important to ensure that all clients understand those documents you invite them to sign .

In the end only thirty-nine signed the completed document .

He had signed the document disavowing me.

It lists basic questions homeowners answer before signing documents .

When he had finished writing the deceased asked Mr. Morgan and Miss Calagarri to sign the document as witnesses.

They signed their documents but within three weeks, the Abbey launched a new fixed rate of 8.65% until the year 2000.

Can you please complete and initial clause two, sign the documents and return them to me for signature here.

form

Please remember that if the account is to be in joint names, then both parties must sign the form .

All they have to do then is sign the form and drop it in the mail.

To confirm the booking, you will be required to sign the completed Booking Form and pay the appropriate deposit.

In fact, some people would not sign the claim form , which contained a general release of Harvester.

Whenever waste changes hands, both parties must sign a form registering the transfer.

Passengers on scenic helicopters must sign a form in advance attesting to their weight.

And then they got me to sign a form , they didn't say what it was for.

She said afterward that Boxer was surprised to learn Wu did not sign a release form allowing for an autopsy.

law

The president signed a series of laws reintroducing a peculiar mixture of conflicting symbols from the past.

He has signed into law several of his top agenda items, including a tougher juvenile justice code.

Governor William Donald Schaefer signed the bill into law within hours of its enactment by the House.

William Weld, a Republican, formed the state commission, and the next year signed a gay rights law .

President Clinton signed telecommunications reform into law last month.

It still must be passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president.

President Clinton signed a law last year that requires states to make information on sexually violent criminals available to the public.

In Los Angeles, a Reagan spokeswoman said the former president was pleased the line-item veto had finally been signed into law .

legislation

Wilson plans to sign the legislation Monday.

Clinton has refused to sign GOP-backed legislation to reimburse the fired travel office personnel for their legal expenses.

On Sept. 9, 1957, the president signed legislation creating a six-member commission on civil rights.

President Clinton Saturday signed Republicancrafted legislation to pay about 750, 000 furloughed government workers, putting them back to work.

Truman did not actually sign the military aid legislation until July 26, 1950.

I am eager to sign legislation to make our legal system work better at less cost in a fairer way.

Pete Wilson, who signed the helmet legislation , said earlier this year that he still believes he made the right decision.

letter

Those who need more will have to sign a letter saying that their intent is not-for-profit.

Within six weeks, it was Ford who conceded, after seventy-six senators signed a letter demanding that he back off.

By signing this letter , you confirm that this is the case.

Prospects may begin signing letters of intent Wednesday.

They announced yesterday that they have signed a letter of intent to merge under the name Comarco International Inc.

Both have signed separate letters to their colleagues in support of the repeal.

We have signed a letter of intent and we are trying to find a solution to that.

The company has signed letters of intent with about 10 developers already.

name

The potter has signed his name Alletio on a raised panel.

Some extend their billed baseball caps or hunch over and have the players sign their names on the back of their shirts.

Mr Rosenthal's charitable actions go much further than signing his name on checks.

Eight days later, the agreement was drafted and both sides met again at the summit and signed their names .

So sign your names , friends, or make a mark if need be.

He pulled out the piece of paper upon which earlier I had signed my name .

The importer signifies his acceptance to future payment by signing his name across the bill's face.

It was all signed in my name , made out in my name and everything.

pact

Mikoyan signs a trade pact with Che Guevara.

peace

Since the 1953 armistice the two sides have never signed a peace treaty.

Insurgents'; but in 1782 the latter signed a secret peace with Britain, abandoning their allies.

On May 21 Haqqani announced that Masud and Hekmatyar had agreed upon, but not signed , a five-point peace pact.

petition

Some 120 children and parents have signed a petition which is now being sent to Scarborough Council.

About two-thirds of the students in my property law class signed that petition .

Nothing now would have induced Meredith to sign his petition , whatever it had been for.

Alexis and Paul Gilmour are keen that everyone in Holybourne who wishes to sign the petition can do so.

They risked their lives and signed petitions even in the most repressive states.

Townspeople are being asked to sign a petition to help save the bus passes of Langbaurgh's 22,000 pensioners and disabled.

Back in 1930, over a thousand economists signed a petition begging Congress not to pass something called the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.

president

The president signed a series of laws reintroducing a peculiar mixture of conflicting symbols from the past.

On Sept. 9, 1957, the president signed legislation creating a six-member commission on civil rights.

But everyone understands why the president signed it.

The president who signed the 1986 bill into law: Ronald Reagan.

The resolution passed both houses before the zero hour and the President signed it.

The black-out protest is expected to pick up steam after the president signs the bill.

Soon after the president signs the deployment orders this week, troops will begin to move into the country, Bacon said.

Jesse Jackson have criticized the president for signing the welfare act.

protocol

A total of 81 of the importing countries had not signed the Montreal Protocol . 6.

They signed a protocol on interim measures to establish peacekeeping forces and military observers.

All three signed the Lisbon protocol , which obliges them to become non-nuclear.

On Nov. 16, it signed a protocol with the government on co-operation in negotiating work contracts and pensions.

Diplomatic relations were established with each state and he signed protocols on regular consultations at Foreign Minister level.

statement

He was made to sign the statement .

He signed a statement saying it was true.

Had it been signed , the statement would have had far-ranging benefits.

Devout Hindus, with large religious followings, signed that statement .

Wherever time permits, it is advisable to get the defendant personally to sign the statement of truth.

Irvin refused to sign the statement .

Mrs. Steed died not long after she signed her statement on 16 December 1985.

All 125 of them have signed statements affirming they are Christians, Rosenthal said.

treaty

It is a tendentious point, since the convention is that treaties are always signed by the executive.

The goal is to write a legally binding treaty that would be signed in December by as many countries as possible.

A treaty was to be signed later.

The Partial Test Ban Treaty was signed a few weeks later, prohibiting nuclear tests in the atmosphere.

After a military treaty was signed in July, deaths on both sides resulted mostly from guerrilla-style operations.

Even if the Treaty had been signed , the Court would hold it to be unreviewable.

warrant

I have already signed the death warrant .

Now, they often sign their death warrants .

If he does, he is signing his death warrant .

Of 120 members nominated, forty-seven never sat; of the remainder, twenty-seven did not sign the death warrant .

■ VERB

expect

Consequently, the master or captain of the tanker or dry bulk shipment vessel may reasonably be expected to sign each bill.

The agreement in principle was expected to be signed at the Washington summit.

President Clinton is expected to sign it.

President Clinton also is expected to sign off on the plan.

President Clinton has been an advocate of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.

refuse

If the defendant refuses to sign warning bells should ring.

Star players like Johnny Damon are traded because they refuse to sign long-term contracts.

Talked about it not being good for my health if I refused to sign .

When Keyishian refused to sign a certificate stating he was not a Communist, his contract was not renewed.

The 15,000-strong rebel group has participated in peace talks with President Andres Pastrana but has refused to sign a ceasefire.

Clinton has refused to sign GOP-backed legislation to reimburse the fired travel office personnel for their legal expenses.

There was speculation over Mr Portillo's motives in refusing to sign .

Irvin refused to sign the statement.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

telltale signs/marks etc

Here are five telltale signs that the Ego is in command: 1.

Then skim through your document for their telltale signs.

Would we allow the police to search the sacred precincts of marital bedrooms for telltale signs of the use of contraceptives?

vital signs

And disguising your vital signs can be attained-albeit with effort.

He's a good weight, his vital signs are stable.

He was conscious but still drowsy and his vital signs were stable.

If problems have been identified during assessment, monitoring of vital signs and fluid balance may continue.

Soon, all the vital signs improved, and Keynes looked like the hero of the century.

The following instructions were given: To monitor vital signs and measure the central venous pressure, half hourly at first.

Theatre staff usually wait until the patient's vital signs are stabilizing before allowing the patient to return to the ward.

These rarely seen specialists administer local and general anesthesia, handle pain control and monitor your vital signs during the operation.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Sign here please.

Could you sign for this package, please?

Did the doctor ask you to sign a consent form Mrs Harris?

Each tenant will have to sign the lease.

Just sign here by the X.

Simmons was signed as a free agent in 1994.

The governor's speech will be signed by an interpreter for the hearing-impaired.

Where do you want me to sign my name?

Would you like to sign our guest book?

You forgot to sign the credit card slip.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Almost 200,000 Czechs signed a petition protesting at Mr Hodac's appointment, and each night thousands gather outside the studios.

Also, the Cowboys have some significant free agents to sign after this season.

Clinton has refused to sign GOP-backed legislation to reimburse the fired travel office personnel for their legal expenses.

On 15 May 1679 the marriage contract was signed at Lisbon.

The following year, Bark Psychosis signed to Virgin and finally began to fulfil the promise of their live shows.

The negotiations, on rescheduling debts payable between mid-1991 and mid-1993, made some progress but no agreements were signed.

They also sign veteran Charlie Hayes.

This was the first sanction imposed by the Commission since the Euratom treaty had been signed in 1957.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.