cash in

cashed in; cashing in; cashes in

Definition of cash in

transitive verb

: to obtain cash for cashed in the bonds

intransitive verb

1a : to retire from a gambling game
b : to settle accounts and withdraw from an involvement (such as a business deal)
2 : to obtain advantage or financial profit often used with on cash in on a best seller

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Wealth managers might have helped some of those people cash in already, too. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The 2019 IPO class headlined by Uber will create a ton of new wealth. Will the billions go to mansions or missions?," 20 Dec. 2018 The lack of accountability is one reason why Jamil has been openly critical of celebrities who cash in on diet culture. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Jameela Jamil Is a Force for Revolutionary Self-Acceptance," 25 Feb. 2019 Those who cashed in their winning tickets right away got their payouts, totalling around $1.7 million. David Meyer, Fortune, "They Thought They'd Won $35 Million in the Lottery. Why These South Carolinians Are Getting $1 Each Instead," 1 June 2018 This one is a Rowlett resident who cashed in a $100 Million Texas Riches lottery ticket and claimed the top $1 million prize. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "There's another new lottery millionaire in North Texas | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 14 May 2018 USA TODAY Sports Quarterbacks aren't the only NFL stars who cash in handsomely. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Who will be NFL's first $20 million defender? Rams' Aaron Donald, Raiders' Khalil Mack best bets," 9 May 2018 That didn’t happen, especially with two Super Bowl winning quarterbacks (Wilson and Foles) that went in Round 3 and Cousins, who just cashed in with Minnesota, in Round 4., "NFL Draft 2018: Todd McShay's 10-year track record rating quarterbacks," 24 Apr. 2018 But without Microsoft stepping in to provide its own docking alternative, who can blame Kensington for cashing in? Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hands on: The Kensington SD7000 dock turns a Surface tablet into a Surface Studio," 21 Jan. 2019 But in the name of cashing in even further, Paramount reached beyond the template, and ended up with a story that’s legitimately good. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Bumblebee proves Transformers movies can actually be resonant and emotional," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cash in

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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