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cash 1

 (kăsh)
n.
1. Money in the form of bills or coins; currency.
2. Liquid assets including bank deposits and marketable securities.
3. Money paid in currency or by check: paid in cash.
tr.v. cashed, cash·ing, cash·es
To exchange for or convert into ready money: cash a check; cash in one's gambling chips.
Phrasal Verbs:
cash in
1. To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one's account.
2. Informal To obtain a profit or other advantage by timely exploitation: Profiteers cashed in during the gasoline shortage.
3. Slang To die.
cash out
To dispose of a long-held asset for profit: Hard-pressed farmers are tempted to cash out by selling their valuable land.
Idiom:
cash on the barrelhead
Immediate payment: You must pay cash on the barrelhead; we don't offer credit.

[Obsolete French casse, money box (from Norman French; see case2) or from Italian cassa (from Latin capsa, case).]

cash′less adj.

cash 2

 (kăsh)
n. pl. cash
Any of various Asian coins of small denomination, especially a copper and lead coin with a square hole in its center.

[Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kācu, a small coin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cash out - choose a simpler life style after questioning personal and career satisfaction goals; "After 3 decades in politics, she cashed out and moved to Polynesia"
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
References in periodicals archive ?
On average, approximately 14 million Americans change jobs each year, and about 40% of those individuals opt to cash out their 401(k)s instead of transferring those funds to another retirement account.
Vanguard research supports the idea that there is a certain amount above which participants are less likely to cash out their balances.
Leakage occurs when employees cash out their DC plans when leaving a job or when they make hardship withdrawals.
And a whopping 55% cash out every time they change jobs.