\ ˈtərn-ˌin \

Definition of turn-in 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: something that turns in or is turned in

turn in


Definition of turn in (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2a : 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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for turn-in

Synonyms: Verb

bed, crash [slang], retire

Antonyms: Verb

arise, get up, rise, uprise

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Examples of turn-in in a Sentence


turned in the banned assault rifle to the police it's almost midnight, so it's time to turn in

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Outlook: Few programs have been through so many twists and turns in the offseason as Washington State. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Despite hurdles, Washington State is No. 48 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 10 July 2018 While an officer was headed to a burglary around 12:30 a.m., a car turned in front of him on East New York Street, spokesman Dan Ferrelli said. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora police vehicle crashes into auto shop while responding to burglary," 9 July 2018 Several campaigns turned in boxes of petition sheets Thursday, though the signatures still need to be verified and could face challenges from opponents. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Clean energy, taxes and anti-dirty money proposals submitted for November ballot," 5 July 2018 Later that same day, David Casas Garcia, 26, and Najeli Casas Garcia, 16, both of Aurora, were killed about 10:40 p.m. when a car turned in front of the motorcycle David Casas Garcia was driving on Aurora Avenue at the Fort Hill Drive, police said. Rafael Guerrero, Naperville Sun, "2 seriously hurt in Saturday night motorcycle crash, Naperville police say," 3 July 2018 But Russia's players defended, fought and grew their legend in front of a grateful home crowd, turning in the most unexpected result of a tournament that continues to mystify. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Dogged Russia Continues World Cup Run, Brings Spain's Celebrated Era to an End," 1 July 2018 What’s more, black cabs’ higher fares have led to passengers turning in their millions to Uber. NBC News, "London's cabbies ask for 'fair competition' as court rules on Uber," 27 June 2018 The department’s forensic firearms analysis unit has so far received 301 guns to date this year, a mix of weapons seized by police and those turned in to the department, according to police. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Last year in Boston, about half of all guns traced by police had out-of-state origins," 15 June 2018 Scott Stallings carded a 9 on one hole Carnage alert: Scott Stallings made two birdies on the front nine & still turned in 42. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "5 stats that show the U.S. Open course is eating golfers alive," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of turn-in


1873, in the meaning defined above


1535, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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