What is the Meaning of TURN IN?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
turn in someone/something
turn someone/something in
give someone, or something, to the people in authority (such as the police, a teacher, security, etc.)
(This can also mean to give information about someone to the police, or authorities, about someone.)
1. He thinks his cousin turned him in. If the court finds him guilty, he will probably go to jail for about 5 years.
2. I lost my cell phone at the mall, but thankfully someone turned it in to the Lost and Found office.
3. I turned in my resignation at work yesterday. I will start my new job at the end of the month.
Note: Many English words and expressions have more than one meaning. All the definitions may not be included here.
|present –||TURN IN|
|present participle –||TURNING IN|
|past –||TURNED IN|
|past participle –||TURNED IN|