Liquidate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word liquidate
Brit.  |ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word liquidate
- get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing (syn: do in, knock off, neutralize, waste)
The mafia liquidated the informer
- eliminate by paying off (debts) (syn: pay off)
- convert into cash
I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband
- settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
liquidate a company

Examples

The owners were ordered to liquidate the company and pay their creditors.

The company is liquidating its assets.

The owners were ordered to liquidate.

The film is about a professional killer who's hired to liquidate a powerful businessman.

Without government assistance the bank will have to liquidate.

They liquidate their wealth, and covet to be poor.

The stock was sold to liquidate the loan.

The mafia liquidated the informer

I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: liquidate
he/she/it: liquidates
present participle: liquidating
past tense: liquidated
past participle: liquidated
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