turn in
verb Date: 1535 intransitive verb 1. to make an entrance by turning from a road or path 2. to go to bed <
turned in early
>
transitive verb 1. to deliver up ; hand over <
turned in his badge and quit
>
2. a. to inform on ; betray b. to deliver to an authority <
urged the wanted man to turn himself in
>
3. to acquit oneself of ; put on, produce <
turned in a good performance
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • turn in — {v.} 1. or[hand in] To give to someone; deliver to someone. * /I want you to turn in a good history paper./ * /When the football season was over, we turned in our uniforms./ 2. To inform on; report. * /She turned them in to the police for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn in — {v.} 1. or[hand in] To give to someone; deliver to someone. * /I want you to turn in a good history paper./ * /When the football season was over, we turned in our uniforms./ 2. To inform on; report. * /She turned them in to the police for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn in — verb a) to submit something; to give He turned in his paperwork to the main office. b) to relinquish; give up; to tell on someone to the authorities (especially to turn someone in) The thief finally turned hi …   Wiktionary

  • turn-in — noun Date: 1873 something that turns in or is turned in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turn in one's grave — or[turn over in one s grave] {v. phr.} To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. * /If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn in one's grave — or[turn over in one s grave] {v. phr.} To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. * /If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn in one's grave — verb to be appalled, offended or disgusted by something, despite being deceased Beethoven is probably turning in his grave at the way that rock group mangled his Ninth Symphony …   Wiktionary

  • To turn in — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn in the mind — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn in — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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