turn in

verb(adverb) informal
  1. (intr) to go to bed for the night

  2. (tr) to hand in; deliver: to turn in an essay

  1. (tr) to deliver (someone accused of a crime) into police custody

  2. to give up or conclude (something): we turned in the game when it began to rain

  3. (tr) to record (a score, etc)

  4. turn in on oneself to withdraw or cause to withdraw from contact with others and become preoccupied with one's own problems

Words Nearby turn in

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How to use turn in in a sentence

  • He used to turn-in with a brace of pistols in his belt and a Winchester lying on the cabin table.

    The Call Of The South | Louis Becke

Other Idioms and Phrases with turn in

turn in

Hand in, give over, as in I turned in my exam and left the room. [c. 1300]

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