money in the form of coins or banknotes, especially that issued by a government.
money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
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 in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage: swindlers who cash in on the credulity of the public.
Idioms about cash
cash in one's chips, Slang. to die.
- cash·a·ble, adjective
- cash·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- cash·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·cashed, adjective
Other definitions for cash (2 of 3)
any of several low-denomination coins of China, India, and the East Indies, especially a Chinese copper coin.
Other definitions for Cash (3 of 3)
John "Johnny", 1932–2003, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.
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How to use cash in a sentence
The campaign must report its cash on hand for the end of August by Sunday’s regulatory deadline.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
For a little extra cash up front, it significantly increases the protection for your machine.
In theory, CBD could be a cash cow for publishers’ commerce operations, thanks to exploding consumer interest in the category and audiences of stressed out people who have spent much of 2020 stuck in their homes.‘An educational stance’: Publishers mull CBD’s alluring – and complex – commerce opportunities | Max Willens | September 17, 2020 | Digiday
The company is not the only one that wants to parlay a cash transfer app into a banking empire—PayPal is rushing to do the same with its Venmo app.
Today, more than half of the world’s 193 countries will trade citizenship or residency for cash.Covid-19 is shaking up the citizenship by investment industry | Annabelle Timsit | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He pointed a pistol at a grocery checkout woman and swiped whatever cash he could into his pockets before booking it.
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
The “Compañia General de Tabacos” lost about ₱30,000 in cash in addition to the damage done to their offices and property.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The promoters went his security and put up the cash into the bargain, and he went back to the publishing house victorious.
His wife had sold her relinquishment on the claim that he had spent thirty-five hundred dollars cash for.
It was very annoying—more than ever—to the Elder when he was required to put up twenty-five dollars in cash as a retainer.
British Dictionary definitions for cash (1 of 3)
banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
(modifier) of, for, or paid by cash: a cash transaction
the cash Canadian a checkout counter
(tr) to obtain or pay ready money for: to cash a cheque
- cashable, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for cash (2 of 3)
any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value
British Dictionary definitions for Cash (3 of 3)
Johnny. 1932–2003, US country-and-western singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His recordings include the hits "I Walk the Line" (1956), "Ring of Fire" (1963), "A Boy named Sue" (1969), and the American Recordings series of albums (1994–2003)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cash
In addition to the idioms beginning with cash
- cash cow
- cash in
- cash on the barrelhead
- cold cash
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