|1.||banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money|
|2.||immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)|
|3.||(modifier) of, for, or paid by cash: a cash transaction|
|4.||(Canadian) the cash a checkout counter|
|5.||(tr) to obtain or pay ready money for: to cash a cheque|
|[C16: from Old Italian cassa money box, from Latin capsa|
An expression referring to gambling, meaning to quit: “Because his argument wasn't convincing the committee, Tony decided to cash in his chips and go home.” Also, a euphemism for dying.