cash 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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The incident, aspects of which were first reported in the Hill newspaper, prompted Jackson to leave $600 in cash in Hupp’s drawer. Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA," 2 July 2018 According to Barb, Louise left her makeup, toothbrush and $500 in cash in her purse at home, so family felt confident Louise had not run away. Juliet Muir, NBC News, "Family still searching for Louise Davis on 39th anniversary of her disappearance," 1 July 2018 Between the group’s North and South Philadelphia project, as well as an unnamed potential third, Reich said Heights Capital Partners will likely spend $15 million in cash in Philadelphia within the next few years. Caitlin Mccabe,, "NYC developer planning $2 million townhomes on South Broad and Fitzwater Streets," 22 June 2018 Valeant agreed to buy Sprout for $1 billion in cash in August 2015. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Monday, June 11," 11 June 2018 In contrast, Gonzalez, who recently won his party’s endorsement, has about $172,000 in cash in his campaign account, compared to Massie with about $24,000 and Lively with about $13,000. Steve Leblanc, The Seattle Times, "Program may not curb disparity in campaign spending," 9 June 2018 Police also found more than $738,000 in cash in three safes and a desk inside Degan’s home and discovered that more than $310,000 was seized from two bank accounts in Degan’s name, according to the district attorney’s office. Elise Takahama,, "Winthrop man faces money laundering and drug trafficking charges," 22 May 2018 According to press releases from both companies, Nestlé has agreed to pay Starbucks $7.15 billion in cash in order to be able to sell Starbucks products. Olivia Harrison,, "Nestlé Is Paying $7.15 Billion To Sell Starbucks Products," 7 May 2018 Sick leave and vacation payouts will be given in cash in July. Karen Farkas,, "48 University of Akron faculty, administrators opt to take voluntary retirement incentives," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cash in

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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