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
Examples from the Web for cashed
Once the dowry has been cashed, there is no financial reason to keep the wife around.
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.
Donovan was making one of his regular stops in a business where he cashed checks for a two percent fee.'Mob Wives’ Courtroom Drama Exposes Rat, But Protects Jury|Michael Daly|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And did they really ask for compensation from Katrina victims more than five years after their checks were cashed?From Katrina To Sandy, FEMA Rumors and Failures Keep Swirling|Michael Moynihan|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thousands of $2 win tickets, purchased not to be cashed but to be kept as keepsakes, were rendered worthless.Scratching I’ll Have Another Lifts a Cloud of Suspicion off the Triple Crown|Dan Packel|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This made me mad so I took his insurance policy and cashed it.
For him they are each week cashed in money at the office of Harmel Brothers.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
One by one the other players had cashed out and left the game.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
Oil had been discovered five years ago, and the old settlers had, a good many of them, cashed in and moved away.The Breaking Point|Mary Roberts Rinehart
But to-day he prolonged his labors, making out a second check, to be cashed when Keeler reached San Francisco.Forty-one Thieves|Angelo Hall
Word Origin for cash
noun plural cash
Word Origin for cash
"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cash
- cash cow
- cash in
- cash on the barrelhead
- cold cash