Definition of Turn in

1. Verb. Make an entrance by turning from a road. "Turn in after you see the gate"

2. Verb. To surrender someone or something to another. "Fork over the money"
Exact synonyms: Deliver, Fork Out, Fork Over, Fork Up, Hand Over, Render
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Bail, Give Away
Derivative terms: Deliverer, Delivery, Handover

3. Verb. Carry out (performances). "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
Exact synonyms: Put On
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

4. Verb. Prepare for sleep. "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

Definition of Turn in

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to submit something; to give ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to relinquish; give up; to tell on someone to the authorities (especially to ''turn someone in'') ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to go to sleep; retire to bed ¹

4. Verb. (soccer) To convert a goal using a turning motion of the body. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn In

turn a profit
turn about
turn against
turn and bank indicator
turn around
turn arounds
turn away
turn back
turn back the clock
turn down
turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in (current term)
turn in one's grave
turn indicator
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose
turn of events
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime

Literary usage of Turn in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"A young man of a sprightly turn in convero* lion, had an inordinate desire of appearing ... TU'RNER.WJ [from turn.]' On; who* trade is to turn in a lathe. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1915)
"That is inevitable," said Glaucon, taking his turn in the discussion. IV. " Now," I continued, " will not he who shows himself the wickedest of men ..."

3. The Works of George Bull: D. D., Lord Bishop of St. David's by George Bull, Edward Burton, Robert Nelson (1827)
"... Christum Domi- " nuni ; qui turn omnia dicta factaque sua Pat ris ad " honorem referre solebat ; turn in illo postremo sa- ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... and shall proceed at once to fill such vacancy In the manner provided by statute and ordinance. ! he failed to turn in to or report to the city ..."

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