September 18, 2014 - Word of the Day: cash
The word "cash" refers to money that is available to use immediately, usually in the form of paper.
cash = money; paper money
The word "cash" is a noun in these sentences and questions:
- I'm all out of cash.
- Do you have any cash?
- Marta got some cash from an ATM.
- Bob withdrew a large amount of cash from his bank account.
- It's not a good idea to carry large amounts of cash. It might get stolen or become lost.
- Will that be cash or credit? (This question might be asked when paying for something at a cash register in a store.)
- They paid for their car in cash. (They didn't purchase the car with credit.)
Use "cash" as a verb when changing something of value into currency:
- I need to cash a check.
- Bill cashed his paycheck last Friday.
- Before leaving the casino, you should cash in your chips.
- Many retirees cash in their stocks and bonds before and after they retire.
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