verb (used with object)
- to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
- to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick: He cashed his ace and led the queen.
- to turn in and get cash for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
- to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into cash.
- Slang.to die: After her parents cashed in, she lived with her grandmother.
- cash account,
- cash audit,
- cash bar,
- cash basis,
- cash card
Origin of cash1
noun, plural cash.
Origin of cash2
Examples from the Web for cash
One that they cannot cash in at the bank to pay for their flats.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Crain posted a cash bond of $102.50 apiece shortly before 1:30 P.M., and they returned to the Castle Hotel.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mister Ham in need of cash: That is something a lot of people will not believe.
Hitchcock was quick to add he didn't see the cash exchange hands, but he doesn't doubt it happened.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prizes may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash, sold, or traded.
Hooper took his share entirely in cash; your father took his probably part in cash, but certainly all of the ranch and cattle.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
If they wish to keep their money invested in the farm, they will be given preferred stock in place of cash for their farms.The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know|Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Who could resist the smiles of the chalk-faced females of Cash Street, all eager to laud his bravery.
The cash book seemed to be father and mother, wife and child, comfort and consolation, joy and glory of both of them.Liverpool a few years since|James Aspinall
All I want of him is to give up the cash, and agree to let us alone.Teddy and Carrots|James Otis
Word Origin for cash
noun plural cash
Word Origin for cash
1590s, "money box;" also "money in hand, coin," from Middle French caisse "money box" (16c.), from Provençal caissa or Italian cassa, from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)); originally the money box, but the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning 18c. Cash crop is attested from 1831; cash flow from 1954; the mechanical cash register from 1878.
Like many financial terms in English (bankrupt, etc.), ultimately from Italian. Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Sanskrit karsha, Sinhalese kasi.
"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cash
- cash cow
- cash in
- cash on the barrelhead
- cold cash