cash out


Definition of cash out 

transitive verb

: to convert (noncash assets) to cash cash out stocks

intransitive verb

: to convert noncash assets to cash

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That would reduce the amount of cash required, since funding would only be needed to buy out shareholders who wanted to cash out. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s mystery Tesla buyout funder is Saudi Arabia," 13 Aug. 2018 The employee who cashed out White Tank Top-Orange Sandals' mask purchase recognized him from being in the store before, but didn't know his name. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Orange sandals and a black mask led to XXXTentacion murder suspect's arrest," 25 June 2018 Some Bay Area residents who cashed out are looking for homes in rarefied price ranges. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Bay Area residents are inundating Sacramento new home websites. Is a coastal wave coming?," 18 June 2018 Capital gains revenues are very volatile, and there’s no sure way to know why people cash out profits at one point instead of another. Joshua Miller,, "The state is putting some decent cash into its rainy day fund. Finally," 28 June 2018 Even so, rising home prices are increasing, and parents could borrow against the house or refinance to take cash out of the home, too. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Students aren't the only ones crushed by school debt," 11 July 2018 So like Tyreke Evans kind of cashes out this summer in Indiana. Andrew Sharp And Ben Golliver,, "Is DeMarcus Cousins Really a Good Fit for the Warriors?," 6 July 2018 The video also showed Hamlin cashing out tickets and putting the winning ones in his pocket. Maria Elena Vizcaino,, "Orlando-area Circle K employee caught on camera stealing $2K in lottery tickets, deputies say," 3 July 2018 The Denton County resident, who chose to remain anonymous — bought the ticket at Super Saver Foods on West First Street in Justin and cashed out $1,025,007 in winnings. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Justin resident claims $1 million Texas Two Step lottery prize | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cash out

1971, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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cash out

transitive verb

Legal Definition of cash out 

1 : to prematurely redeem the securities of (a holder) often as part of a merger the merging company will cash out the minority shareholders

2a : to accept payment for (a security) in full often unwillingly the shareholders were required to cash out their shares

b : to dispose of (one's goods or assets) by sale cashed out his investment

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