cash out

verb
cashed out; cashing out; cashes 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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Other Words from cash out

cash-out \ ˈkash-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce cash-out (audio) \ noun

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Landowners have every incentive to take a private-market offer, which usually comes with fewer complications and allows them to cash out quickly. oregonlive.com, "One of Oregon’s biggest stocks of affordable housing -- the mobile home -- is in peril, despite state interventions," 13 July 2019 However, the designer and her husband had cashed out of her eponymous fashion empire by 2007. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Kate Spade's sister claims designer battled mental illness for years before her death," 6 June 2018 But then Tumblr decided to cash out, and that beautiful ecosystem began to collapse. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "How Tumblr went from being the most porn-friendly social media site to banning porn," 5 Dec. 2018 Private technology giants such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc. are widely expected to go public, cashing out early investors with fresh money to plow into new bets. Rob Copeland, WSJ, "Silicon Valley’s Unbridled Optimism Gets Fresh Reality Check," 22 Jan. 2019 The fund offers founders of startups an alternative to cashing out to the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon; its massive chequebook also gives those entrepreneurs a better shot at competing with the titans. The Economist, "The meaning of the Vision Fund," 12 May 2018 These funds take on debt worth about one-third of their asset base, according to the Institute of International Finance, and their investors can pull cash out at short notice. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Banks and Private Markets: Making Fresh Connections," 8 Aug. 2018 That’s because doing things like guaranteeing a minimum salary across the board or offering generous severance packages can be viewed as taking cash out of business operations. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "As digital media companies brace for change, unions try to cushion the blow," 26 Dec. 2018 When the employee dashed out of the store, the thief was captured on video taking about $200 worth of cash out of the register, police said. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Man hurls liquor bottles, beats employees during New York City store robberies caught on video," 10 Sep. 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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cash-out noun

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