cash in

verb

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 Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Frost, has also been fundraising ahead of this week’s pitch so San Antonio was able to point to cash in the bank ahead of the selection as another incentive for picking the Alamodome. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio delegation seeks a return of the NCAA’s Final Four tournament," 11 July 2018 Both companies have solid plans to cash in on human space travel (and then, of course, there’s SpaceX, which will focus first on shuttling astronauts to and from the space station). Amy Thompson, WIRED, "The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is Heating Up," 10 July 2018 Frazier’s drive to right-center deflected off center fielder Lewis Brinson’s glove for a double, cashing in a leadoff walk to Cabrera. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Mets cash in repeatedly with two-out runs to sink Straily, Marlins," 1 July 2018 Call it motel revivalism: cashing in on inexpensive property, employing adaptive reuse, and playing to the country’s obsession with updated midcentury design. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Motel revivalism: How hipster hoteliers created a new roadside attraction," 22 June 2018 There is something a bit unseemly about Comey’s love of the spotlight (let alone about his cashing in on abetting the election of Donald Trump). Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Why the GOP’s Campaign Against ‘Lyin’ Comey’ Makes No Sense," 12 Apr. 2018 Similarly, Ultra's taken what could have been a quick attempt to cash in on Jersey Shore mania and, instead, put together a fairly epic club mix. Chris Lawhorn, Marie Claire, "Jersey Shore: Music for Fist Pumping," 27 July 2010 The former Monaco starlet now has just 12 months left on his contract and failure to convince him to sign a new one could result in United taking a huge financial hit unless they cash in now. SI.com, "Report Claims Man Utd Considering Shock Barcelona Swap Deal Involving Unsettled French Star," 9 July 2018 An assailant in Lowell allegedly shot a man in both legs early Tuesday, making off with his cell phone and cash in a robbery that remains unsolved, police said. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Armed robber in Lowell shoots man in both legs and takes off with cell phone and cash," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of cash in

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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