cash in

verb
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of cash in

: to obtain cash for
  • cashed in the bonds
1 a : 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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First Known Use of cash in

1888

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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