cash in


cashed in; cashing in; cashes in

transitive verb

: to obtain cash for
cashed in the bonds

intransitive verb

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

Examples of cash in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Katy Perry has cashed in on her catalog of hits, selling her stake in her master recordings and publishing rights to Litmus Music for a reported $225 million, according to Billboard. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 18 Sep. 2023 Gilmore gets first pick, Cowboys cash in In his first game with the Cowboys, veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore made his presence felt with his first interception. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2023 This time the Tigers cashed in as quarterback Seth Henigan connected with Joseph Scates for a 4-yard touchdown. Mike Harley, Arkansas Online, 10 Sep. 2023 Bo Naylor, Kwan and Ramírez loaded the bases in the eighth with three straight infield singles before Josh Naylor and Laureano cashed in runs with consecutive sacrifice flies to restore Cleveland’s three-run advantage. Joe Noga, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 Following a fumbled recovery at the Edison 15, the Sea Kings cashed in on Eric Mulkey’s three-yard keeper to take their first lead, 21-14, with 1:28 left in the first half. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2023 Proceeds from sales of this coupon book benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and in return, customers can cash in with five Jr. Frostys, including the new pumpkin spice flavor, through the end of the year. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 Indiana biologists find young hellbender in wild for first time since at least the 1980s The potential for a windfall didn't escape Hoosiers eager to cash in on the plentiful supply of shells free for the taking from waterways across much of the state. The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023 Harvesters currently operating on the Great Salt Lake are also looking to cash in on the lithium frenzy. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of cash in was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Cash in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

cash in

: to obtain cash for
cashed in her bonds
: to benefit financially
souvenir sellers cashed in at the fair
cashing in on their brother's fame
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