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     ( cash desks    plural  ) A cash desk is a place in a large shop where you pay for the things you want to buy.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use cashier's desk     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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.     
    hard cash  
    petty 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.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=cashpoint)  
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   (=till)  
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     
Hard cash is money in the form of notes and coins as opposed to a cheque or a credit card.      n-uncount  
petty cash     
Petty cash is money that is kept in the office of a company, for making small payments in cash when necessary.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  

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ackers     (slang)   banknotes, brass     (Northern English dialect)   bread     (slang)   bullion, change, coin, coinage, currency, dibs     (slang)   dosh     (Brit. & Austral. slang)   dough     (slang)   funds, money, necessary     (informal)   needful     (informal)   notes, payment, ready     (informal)   ready money, resources, rhino     (Brit. slang)   shekels     (informal)   silver, specie, spondulicks     (slang)   tin     (slang)   wherewithal  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
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