to turn in

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - turn in

"to turn in"

to deliver or submit some assignment or work


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - turn in

"to turn in"

to inform on or deliver someone or something to an authority


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - turn in

"to turn in"

to go to bed


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - turn in

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I am having a real difficult time with the last assignment. Could I please take a look at yours?

Student 2:  Sorry. I already turned my assignment in. I put it in the instructor's drop-box.

Student 1:  Oh, OK. Thanks anyways.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - turn in

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  My neighbor leaves his dog in the backyard all day in the sun with no water. I don't know how often the dog gets fed but it is very skinny.

Friend 2:  Sounds like animal abuse to me and there are laws against that.

Friend 1:  Do you think that I should turn in my neighbor to the authorities?

Friend 2:  I think you should make an anonymous phone call to the SPCA.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - turn in

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I know I said that I would watch this movie with you but I am falling asleep in my chair.

Friend 2:  That's OK. Why don't you turn in for the night.

Friend 1:  Good idea. I am going to bed. Goodnight.

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to turn in - Gerund Form:

Turning in your homework on time is a good idea.

Turning in your neighbor to the SPCA for animal abuse must be done.

Turning in at a reasonable hour is good for your health.

to turn in - Examples:

1)  Anderson and the other students in Writing 122 were learning how to turn in assignments on the lab's bulky black computers ...

2)  Further bogeys on 17th and 18th saw him turn in five-over and by then he was eight-over for the tournament.

3)  ... meanwhile, is watching its best players turn in an outstanding Copa performance for the U.S.

4)  Restraining orders protect the public by requiring subjects to turn in their firearms.

5)  Plus, this new program of allowing students to turn in work so late puts a real burden on teachers when they are already stretched ...

6)  so instead of saying, "We hate this first draft you've turned in," they usually say "It's a good start but we have ..."

7)  The players, including Nilsen's son, reportedly turned in their jerseys and quit in response. 

8)  ... he would have learned that Muslims have turned in suspected terrorists and are working with law enforcement. 

9)  Lim eventually turned in his resignation.

10)  ... claims he turned in the drug dealers after he was attacked.

11)  ... quiet moments of contemplation, or one last glass of wine before turning in for the night.

12)  He was brutally bashed with an iron bar after turning in drug dealers at the Royal Australian Air Force Amberley base.

13)  American Muslims, most of them peace-loving, offer the best hope of detecting and turning in those among them turning to violence.

14)  I returned his story with a D -- not for the explicit content but for turning in incomplete work full of grammatical errors and without a plot ...

15)  Otarra said the residents and especially the children have been turning in as early as 7 p.m.

16)  ... the first place he went to was Daniel's place, warning him to turn himself in to the police.

17)  When the train stopped, Goetz fled New York, only to return and turn himself in to police eight days later.

18)  ... their two little boys walked across the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas, and turned themselves in to American immigration officials.

19)  The next day four other Kashmiri students went to the police station and turned themselves in "on the advice of the university administration".

20)  ... turned themselves in to law enforcement officials on Feb. 8 after two search warrants were executed.