turn in

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turn in (third-person singular simple present turns in, present participle turning in, simple past and past participle turned in)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to submit something; to give
    He turned in his paperwork to the main office.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) to relinquish; give up; to tell on someone to the authorities (especially to turn someone in)
    The thief finally turned himself in at the police station.
    He turned his brother-in-law in for seeing him assault a customer.
    My nosey next door neighbor turned me in for building my garage without a permit.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic) to go to sleep; retire to bed
    I'm tired, so I think I'll turn in early tonight.
  4. (soccer) To convert a goal using a turning motion of the body.
    • 2011 January 18, Daniel Taylor, “Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2”, Guardian Online:
      At that point Leicester were playing with drive and ambition but they were undone by two goals in three minutes. First, Vieira turned in a rebound after the defender Souleymane Bamba had blocked David Silva's shot on the line.

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