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

 

cash

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kæʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cash
BrE BrE//kæʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæʃ//
 
he / she / it cashes
BrE BrE//ˈkæʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʃɪz//
 
past simple cashed
BrE BrE//kæʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæʃt//
 
past participle cashed
BrE BrE//kæʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæʃt//
 
-ing form cashing
BrE BrE//ˈkæʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʃɪŋ//
 
 
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  • cash a cheque/check to exchange a cheque/check for the amount of money that it is worth Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels. The company cashed my cheque but then failed to send the goods I’d ordered.
  • Word Origin late 16th cent. (denoting a box for money): from Old French casse or Italian cassa ‘box’, from Latin capsa, related to capere ‘to hold’.Idioms (informal) to die He cashed in his chips last summer aged 65. Phrasal Verbscash in (on something)cash somethingincash up
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cash