cash out

verb

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

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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 The boys returned later and took cash out of the register while the clerk was still lying on the floor. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "Teens charged with burglary for stealing money from Auburn gas station after clerk collapsed," 9 Oct. 2018 So Denise recently cashed out $20,000 from her 401(k), also without his knowledge, to pay everything off. Blake Miller, Redbook, "Are You or Your Partner Committing Financial Infidelity?," 21 Jan. 2012 The legislation would sharply reduce the huge financial incentives that entice CEOs to flush cash out to shareholders rather than reinvest in businesses. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Top House Democrats join Elizabeth Warren’s push to fundamentally change American capitalism," 14 Dec. 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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