Noun: cash kash
Verb: cash kash
- Money in the form of bills or coins
"there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
- hard cash, hard currency
- Prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
- immediate payment
- Exchange for cash
"I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"
- cash in
- United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
- Johnny Cash, John Cash
Sounds like: cache
Derived forms: cashes, cashing, cashed
See also: cash in on, cashable, cash-and-carry
Type of: change, currency, exchange, interchange, payment, singer, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer
Encyclopedia: Cash, AR Cash Cash, John Cash, Arkansas
■ noun [U]
ALL-CASH, BULK CASH, DIGITAL CASH, E-CASH, HARD CASH, NON-CASH, PETTY CASH, SPOT CASH, VAULT CASH
money in the form of coins or notes/bills:
We offer discounts for customers paying (in) cash.
I'll give you the rest of the money in cash.
You can make cash withdrawals of up to $500 a day.
The bank should hold enough cash to satisfy customer demand.
❖ to have/hold/pay/withdraw cash
money generally, especially if it is immediately available:
Telecoms companies are known for generating (= producing) cash.
Shareholders have accepted a $10 a share cash offer.
With ready cash (= money that is available to spend) in your bank account you can spend the money in any way you like.
We now need to cut costs and maintain our cash reserves.
The company was burning (= spending) cash at a rate of $10 000 a day.
The group denies that it faces a cash crisis.
❖ to be short of/generate/need/raise/run out of cash
cash down (BrE) (also cash up front, AmE, BrE) (Commerce )
with immediate payment of cash:
We paid $100 cash down and then 10 monthly installments of $20.
cash in hand
if you pay for goods and services cash in hand, you pay in cash, especially so that the person being paid can avoid paying tax on the amount:
He took his payments cash in hand.
2 (AmE also cash on hand) (Accounting )
money that you have and can use immediately:
Our reserves consist of cash in hand and deposits at the bank.
cash up front
= CASH DOWN
■ verb [+ obj]
to exchange a cheque, share, bond, etc. for money:
Traveller`s cheques can be cashed at most hotels.
cash in (on sth)
to gain an advantage for yourself from a situation:
Sports retailers are cashing in on the interest generated by the World Cup.
cash sth in
to exchange sth, such as an insurance policy, for money before the date on which it would normally end:
She cashed in her shares just before their price fell.
cash out; cash sth out (AmE)
to sell an asset or an investment in order to make a profit:
I planned to sell the company and cash out after two years.
Only company executives were allowed to cash out their stock.
cash up (BrE) (AmE cash out)
to add up the amount of money that has been received in a shop/store, club, etc., especially at the end of the day:
The men broke into the office while staff were cashing up.