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    Are there any equivalent phrases to " turn sb over to the police?" How about the following?
    1. hand sb over to the police
    2. take sb over to the police
    3. take sb to the police
    4. send sb to the police
    4. turn sb in the police
    5. hand sb in to the police
    Thanks!

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    1 works. You could also 'turn someone in to the police'.

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    I am very appreciative of your help!

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    You can often omit 'to the police': 'They turned him in' is OK, if the relevant authorities are obviously the police.

    There are some related colloquial expressions that you might like to know about (but maybe not use) - 'to shop' 'to bang up' and 'to grass up'.

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    Thanks a lot. I've learned a lot!

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