cash in

verb
cashed in; cashing in; cashes in

Definition of cash in

transitive verb

: to obtain cash for cashed in the bonds

intransitive verb

1a : to retire from a gambling game
b : to settle accounts and withdraw from an involvement (such as a business deal)
2 : to obtain advantage or financial profit often used with oncash in on a best seller

Examples of cash in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ephedra, known locally as oman, could be a new source of wealth in areas which have so far not cashed in on opium. The Economist, "Afghan drug barons are branching out into methamphetamines," 5 Sep. 2019 Constantly searching over the last 2 ½ years for greater depth, a wider pool of talent and more consistent results, Allen has cashed in on the recruiting trail. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU football's back-to-back top 50 recruiting classes 'came here to change this place'," 22 July 2019 The Republic adjusts this by subtracting the value of current-year options and stock awards that haven't yet been cashed in or vested. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Pay for Arizona CEOs hit a new record in 2018 — see who made the most," 27 June 2019 Leave your office immediately and cash in on this deal. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Here's How You Can Get a Free Iced Drink at Starbucks Right Now," 27 June 2019 Net debt had swelled to 1.8 billion euros at the end of December and the company is likely to consume about 155 million euros of cash in fiscal 2019, according to the Bloomberg consensus of analyst estimates. Washington Post, "Holiday Giant Pays a Price for Grounded 737 Max," 18 Sep. 2019 The Cyclones are a dismal 0-5 ATS in the past five non-conference battles, while failing to cash in each of their past six. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones odds, picks and best bets," 13 Sep. 2019 Luckily, Uber still has plenty of cash in the bank. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Uber lays off another 435 people to stem big losses," 11 Sep. 2019 Authorities seized roughly 14 pounds of heroin, more than a pound of cocaine and a significant amount of cash in raids of multiple locations throughout Southern California. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "He operated a heroin ring like a pizza delivery service. Now he will serve 235 months in prison.," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cash in

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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24 Oct 2019

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The first known use of cash in was in 1888

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