turn under

turn under

1. To fold some material underneath itself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "under." The legs of the pants were a little bit too long, so I just turned the cuffs under. You can turn the sheet under to make it a little bit thicker.
2. To dig up something and rebury it under the soil beneath. A noun or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "under." If any crops end up too small or sickly-looking to pick, we just turn them under to give their nutrients back to the soil. You'll want to turn the soil under before you plant your seeds.
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turn something under (something)

to fold something underneath something. Please turn the frayed edge of the sheet under so that it does not show. Please turn the edge under.
See also: turn