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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycash in
he/she/itcashes in
present participlecashing in
past tensecashed in
past participlecashed in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to use an opportunity to make a profit or gain an advantage

    The Broncos failed to cash in as the game ended with the ball on the 10-yard line.

    cash in on:

    They accused her of trying to cash in on her daughter’s fame.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to exchange something such as stock or an insurance policy for its value in money

    You will not receive the true value of your policy if you cash it in early.

See also main entry: cash


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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