Definition of cash in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cash in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
(disapproving) to gain an advantage for yourself from a situation, especially in a way that other people think is wrong or immoral The film studio is being accused of cashing in on the singer's death.
to exchange something, such as an insurance policy, for money before the date on which it would normally end
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