Phrasal Verbs

turn in (2)

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If you turn somebody in, you tell the police that the person has committed a crime or you hand them over to the police yourself.

For example

  • turn in sb Would you turn in your best friend if you knew he'd broken the law?

  • turn sb in The police have asked members of the public to turn the thieves in if they know who they are.

Quick Quiz

The store detectives turned the shoplifter in to

a. her family

b. her friends

c. the police

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