cash ( cashes 3rd person present) ( cashing present participle) ( cashed past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Cash is money in the form of notes and coins rather than cheques.
...two thousand pounds in cash.
2 n-uncount Cash means the same as money, especially money which is immediately available.
...a state-owned financial-services group with plenty of cash.
3 verb If you cash a cheque, you exchange it at a bank for the amount of money that it is worth.
There are similar charges if you want to cash a cheque at a branch other than your own. V n cash in
1 phrasal verb If you say that someone cashes inon a situation, you are criticizing them for using it to gain an advantage, often in an unfair or dishonest way., (disapproval)
Residents said local gang leaders had cashed in on the violence to seize valuable land... V P on n
2 phrasal verb If you cash in something such as an insurance policy, you exchange it for money. Avoid cashing in a policy early as you could lose out heavily... V P n (not pron) He did not cash in his shares. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
cash-and-carry ( cash-and-carries plural ) A cash-and-carry is a large shop where you can buy goods in larger quantities and at lower prices than in ordinary shops. Cash-and-carries are mainly used by people in business to buy goods for their shops or companies. n-count
cash card ( cash cards plural ) , cashcard A cash card is a card that banks give to their customers so that they can get money out of a cash dispenser.
cash cow ( cash cows plural ) In business, a cash cow is a product or investment that steadily continues to be profitable. (BUSINESS) n-count
cash crop ( cash crops plural ) A cash crop is a crop that is grown in order to be sold. n-count
Cranberries have become a major cash crop.
cash desk ( cash desks plural ) A cash desk is a place in a large shop where you pay for the things you want to buy.
in AM, use cashier's desk
cash dispenser ( cash dispensers plural ) A cash dispenser is a machine built into the wall of a bank or other building, which allows people to take out money from their bank account using a special card.
in AM, use ATM
cash flow , cashflow
The cash flow of a firm or business is the movement of money into and out of it. (BUSINESS) n-uncount
A French-based pharmaceuticals company ran into cash-flow problems and faced liquidation.
cash register ( cash registers plural ) A cash register is a machine in a shop, pub, or restaurant that is used to add up and record how much money people pay, and in which the money is kept. n-count
A cash-starved company or organization does not have enough money to operate properly, usually because another organization, such as the government, is not giving them the money that they need. (BUSINESS, JOURNALISM) adj usu ADJ n
We are heading for a crisis, with cash-starved councils forced to cut back on vital community services.
If a person or organization is cash-strapped, they do not have enough money to buy or pay for the things they want or need. (JOURNALISM) adj usu ADJ n
Union leaders say the wage package is the best they believe the cash-strapped government will offer.
Hard cash is money in the form of notes and coins as opposed to a cheque or a credit card. n-uncount
Petty cash is money that is kept in the office of a company, for making small payments in cash when necessary. (BUSINESS) n-uncount