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  • v. to submit something; to give
  • v. to relinquish; give up; to tell on someone to the authorities (especially to turn someone in)
  • v. to go to sleep; retire to bed
  • v. To convert a goal using a turning motion of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to surrender someone or something to another
  • v. prepare for sleep
  • v. carry out (performances)
  • v. make an entrance by turning from a road


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  • Mr. Blunt is prepared to go to all lengths…Mr. Blunt, then, is obviously the man to whom the Government should turn in this, their hour of need.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • I only have to turn in a few essays and reports, and I can use the Springdale College library.

    Claim to Fame

  • Traders on the Hemp Road did not like to be so restricted, and trading partners could turn in an instant.

    Burning Tower

  • Also, they are apt to turn in shoddy work without checking it over and making even the most basic non-time-consuming corrections.

    A Mind at a Time

  • By the time it was his turn in the time trial, one of his U.S. Postal teammates, Vyacheslav Ekimov, was in first place with a very fast time of fifty-seven minutes and forty seconds.


  • As a Younglord, Sandry had taken his turn in that duty, leading six Lordsmen to track down a Grey Falcon who had lied in an important matter.

    Burning Tower

  • I was potentially walking to my doom, and definitely going to turn in my lying, deceased boyfriendand then I did the most inappropriate, appalling thing possible.


  • At the Bank of San Paolo, where the road split, we took the left fork, away from downtown, away from the lake, made the hairpin turn in front of Pizzeria Lugano, then started to climb the switchback road that led, if you followed it farther than we would on that night, across the border and into Switzerland.

    The Italian Summer

  • For that we must turn in more detail to Laurie Mylroie, who claimed to have discovered something that everyone else had missed: that the mastermind of the 1993 Trade Center plot, a man generally known by one of his many aliases, “Ramzi Yousef,” was an Iraqi intelligence agent.

    The Longest War

  • By this time, sirens were heard in the distance, as Pat White had managed to turn in the alarm.

    First Man


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