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Verb: liquidate  'li-kwi,deyt
  1. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    "The mafia liquidated the informer";
    - neutralize, neutralise [Brit], waste, knock off, do in
     
  2. Eliminate by paying off (debts)
    - pay off
     
  3. Convert into cash
    "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"
     
  4. Settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
    "liquidate a company"

Derived forms: liquidated, liquidates, liquidating

Type of: ante up, cash, cash in, kill, pay, pay up, settle

Encyclopedia: Liquidate