cash out

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

Other Words from cash out

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

Examples of cash out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That way your hand won’t be forced to cash out too much of your retirement savings during a market bottom. Chris Taylor, Fortune, 14 July 2022 But given the rampant use of cryptocurrency in online crime, mixers have evolved as a must-use tool for criminals who want to cash out without being caught by authorities. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 14 July 2022 While Miami was able to cash out $5 million from it, investors were left holding the bag. Deborah Acosta, WSJ, 9 July 2022 Some who got in early are willing to part with their shares at a sub-$1 billion implied valuation, while newer investors are hoping to cash out as low as $1.7 billion, a 55% discount from the company’s valuation in October. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Eligible employees were given the option to cash out immediately at the company’s 2020 share price, or wait three years to get their ESOP balance at the 2021 share price. Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes, 29 June 2022 In addition, SpaceX is offering to buy shares from existing stockholders, giving current and former staff a chance to cash out. Micah Maidenberg And Rob Copeland, WSJ, 24 May 2022 While his pitch to the public largely revolved around the censorship issues, Musk also appealed to shareholders on the grounds that his offer was their best chance to cash out. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 Such laws typically aim to contain risk, since stocks can crater in a downturn and illiquid private market investments can be difficult to cash out of if pension funds need the money to pay benefits. Heather Gillers, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cash out

1971, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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10 Aug 2022

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“Cash out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for cash out

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

Other Words from cash out

cash-out noun


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