turn-in

noun
\ ˈtərn-ˌin How to pronounce turn-in (audio) \

Definition of turn-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that turns in or is turned in

turn in

verb
turned in; turning in; turns 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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Examples of turn-in in a Sentence

Verb

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

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Despite those seven nominations—and unforgettable turns in movies like Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons—the iconic actress has never won an Academy Award. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Glenn Close Has Never Won an Oscar—But Has Seven Nominations," 23 Feb. 2019 Lou Reed is playing on the sound system and a call of Brits is hooting and hollering for their friend’s first runway turn in New York. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Making of Tomo Koizumi’s NYFW Debut," 9 Feb. 2019 Both pitching prospects were in action in Double-A San Antonio’s doubleheader at Frisco, with Allen coming within an out of a complete game in a 4-1 win and Paddack turning in a quality start in a 2-1 loss. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Logan Allen, Chris Paddack strong but Missions split double header," 14 July 2018 Dan Straily, who started Wednesday for the Marlins and turned in six strong innings, said he's noticed the team's younger players gaining confidence with more experience. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins celebrate another extra-inning win on walk-off hit in 12th," 12 July 2018 Meanwhile, state laws that require people subject to domestic violence restraining orders to turn in their guns are associated with a 10 lower rate of intimate partner homicide, according to Everytown. Anna North, Vox, "At Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, domestic violence became multiple homicide. It’s part of a disturbing pattern.," 21 Nov. 2018 His widow, also a ranger, turned in her badge and gun to take an administrative position. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Only 4 rangers patrolling 1,000-square-mile Anza-Borrego desert," 17 June 2018 Without giving too much away, their dynamic takes a sharp 180-degree turn in the season two premiere; Villanelle is now vulnerable and powerless. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve Is Made for Women By Women, and It Shows," 8 Apr. 2019 The Fourth of July will ring in a sharp and terrifying turn in Hawkins, Indiana if the official season three trailer for Stranger Things is any indication. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Is Finally Here and I Am Not Okay," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of turn-in

Noun

1873, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1535, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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