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English definition of “cash”

cash

noun [U] uk   /kæʃ/ us  
A2 money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques or credit cards: Do you have any cash on you? Will you pay by credit card or in cash? He says he wants cash in advance before he'll do the job.informal I'm a bit short of/strapped for cash (= I do not have much money) at the moment.
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Forms of money and methods of payment

cash

verb [T] uk   /kæʃ/ us  
to exchange a cheque, etc. for cash: Would you cash a cheque for me?Banks and bank accounts
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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