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cash

noun [U]     /kæʃ/
MONEY money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques, bank cards, etc.: in cash Many tradespeople prefer to be paid in cash. How would you like to pay, card or cash? We were forced to pay cash since the card machine was not working.take/accept cash Be warned: most gas stations in the area take cash only.
FINANCE money rather than shares, bonds, etc.: The buying company will offer cash or shares in their company in return for shares in the company it wants to buy. The account has the ability to hold cash and investments.
MONEY, FINANCE money in general, especially money that is available to use immediately: I'm a bit short of cash at the moment.raise/get/have cash A rights issue is an occasion when a company issues new shares to raise cash.need/spend/save cash Do you need cash for a business idea?
→ See also all-cash, bulk cash, digital cash, e-cash, hard cash, non-cash, petty cash, ready cash/money, vault cash
(Definition of cash noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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