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"cash" in British English

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cashnoun [U]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
A2 money in the ​form of ​notes and ​coins, ​rather than cheques or creditcards: Do you have any cash on you? Will you ​pay by ​creditcard 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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cashverb [T]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
to ​exchange a cheque, etc. for cash: Would you cash a ​cheque for me?
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(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cash" in American English

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cashnoun [U]

 us   /kæʃ/
money in the ​form of ​bills and ​coins: Are you going to ​pay by ​creditcard or cash?

cashverb [T]

 us   /kæʃ/
to get cash in ​exchange for esp. a ​check: Can I cash a traveler’s ​check here?
(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cash" in Business English

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cashnoun [U]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
MONEY money in the ​form of notes and ​coins, rather than cheques, ​bankcards, 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 ​cardmachine was not ​working.take/accept cash Be warned: most ​gasstations in the ​area take cash only.
FINANCE money rather than ​shares, ​bonds, etc.: The ​buyingcompany 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 ​bitshort of cash at the moment.raise/get/have cash A ​rightsissue is an occasion when a ​companyissues new ​shares to ​raise cash.need/spend/save cash Do you need cash for a ​businessidea?

cashverb, T

uk   us   /kæʃ/
to ​exchange something for cash: cash a ​cheque/​paycheck/traveller's ​chequecash a bond/voucher There are some ​tax aspects to consider when you cash the ​bond.
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(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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