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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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 Rafael, whose commercial fishing company was among the nation’s largest, pleaded guilty last year to flouting federal quotas and smuggling cash out of the country. David Abel,, "Months after the Codfather went to prison, economic misery persists in New Bedford," 7 May 2018 The partners toyed with the idea of converting the building to a hotel or apartments, but Manchester cashed out the following year. Jeff Mcdonald,, "San Diego is paying almost $18,000 a day to rent a vacant building," 22 Apr. 2018 Investors who put their money into the zones and don’t cash out their investment for 10 years would avoid paying capital gains tax on any increase in value. Ian Duncan,, "Maryland nominates 149 'Opportunity Zones' to get special investment tax treatment under new federal law," 20 Apr. 2018 The White House finally cashed out what remained of its chips Thursday afternoon. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Trump cashes out his disastrous bet on Scott Pruitt," 5 July 2018 True to her word, the woman bit her on her forearm and wrestled the cash out of DeGuzman’s hand. Claire Morgan And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Beat up and bitten at Taco Bell: Sacramento woman wants answers after robbery," 28 June 2018 When share prices fell 35%, the dynasty that Gen. Otis built decided to cash out. Joe Mozingo,, "Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years," 17 June 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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