One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deliver someone to the care or custody of (an authority)‘they turned him over to the police’
- ‘I shall not turn you over to any authority.’
- ‘We need someone we can trust, who wants to find Kate as much we do, but won't turn us over to the authorities.’
- ‘Does the defense minister really have the authority to turn him over to Interpol anyway?’
- ‘They should just turn him over to me, and I'll take care of the details.’
- ‘Well, after the ambulance came and everything was taken care of, I was turned over to the court system.’
- ‘They turned him over to police, where he's now in custody.’
- ‘If we were turned over to the public, I think they'd string us up.’
- ‘He turned Jeremy over to the local authorities.’
- ‘I wish they would turn her over to someone who cares for snapped minds, and not expect me, who has no training, to mind her.’
- ‘She's such an adept survivalist that you start wondering why her parents would turn her over to the care of so callow a clod as Charlie, who runs out of ideas shortly after tearing his downed plane apart in a futile rage.’
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