cash out

verb
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of cash out

transitive verb
: to convert (noncash assets) to cash
  • cash out stocks
intransitive verb
: to convert noncash assets to cash

cash-out

noun

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First Known Use of cash out

1971


Law Dictionary

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
2 a : 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

cash-out

noun

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