turn in

turn in
1. [for something] to fold or point inward. •

Do my toes turn in too much?

The legs of the table turned in at the bottom, giving a quaint appearance to the piece of furniture.

2. [for someone] to go to bed. •

It's time to turn in. Good night.

I want to turn in early tonight.

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{v.} 1. or[hand in] To give to someone; deliver to someone. * /I want you to turn in a good history paper./ * /When the football season was over, we turned in our uniforms./ 2. To inform on; report. * /She turned them in to the police for breaking the street light./ 3. To give in return for something. * /They turned in their old money for new./ * /We turned our car in on a new model./ Syn.: TRADE IN. 4. {informal} To go to bed. * /We were tired, so we turned in about nine o'clock./ Contrast: TURN OUT(4).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.


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