cash out


cashed out; cashing out; cashes out

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to convert noncash assets to cash
cash-out noun

Examples of cash out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country, or a very noisy part of it, turned against him, and eventually, after a decade of critical and political abuse, Chaplin left the United States, cashed out his American assets, bought a house in Switzerland, and did not return for twenty years. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The Sosa brothers owned small stakes in the company at that time and cashed out after the IPO. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 That's because an investor loses the interest generated from the bond over the three months prior to selling it if it's cashed out before the five-year mark. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 7 Nov. 2023 What that didn’t take into account was that people had cashed out their savings. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2023 My wife does not have any recollection of ever cashing out this account. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Oct. 2023 Arm is the foundation of a lot of Big Tech business, but the company has been through a volatile few years as parent company Softbank has sought to cash out of its investment. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 17 Oct. 2023 The two high-profile incidents have drawn scrutiny this week, with MGM customers reporting sporadic keycard issues in the company's hotels, slot machines gone dark, ATMs out of order, and other difficulties staying at MGM properties and cashing out winnings. WIRED, 16 Sep. 2023 When the stock get too big to succeed without a hitch, the timing on cashing out becomes extraordinarily slippery. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of cash out was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Cash out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

cash out

transitive verb
: to prematurely redeem the securities of (a holder) often as part of a merger
the merging company will cash out the minority shareholders
: to accept payment for (a security) in full often unwillingly
the shareholders were required to cash out their shares
: to dispose of (one's goods or assets) by sale
cashed out his investment
cash-out noun
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