turn-in

noun \ ˈtərn-ˌin \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of turn-in

: something that turns in or is turned in

First Known Use of turn-in

1873

in the meaning defined above

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turn in

verb

Definition of turn in

1 : to make an entrance by turning from a road or path
2 : to go to bed
  • turned in early
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

Examples of turn in in a Sentence

  1. turned in the banned assault rifle to the police

  2. it's almost midnight, so it's time to turn in

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First Known Use of turn in

1535

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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turn in Synonyms

Synonyms

bed, crash [slang], retire;

Antonyms

arise, get up, rise, uprise;

Phrases

hit the hay (or sack);


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