liquidate liquidate  /ˈlɪ kwɪ ˌdeɪt/


  1. (v) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  2. (v) eliminate by paying off (debts)
  3. (v) convert into cash
  4. (v) settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off

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  1. Most hedge funds do not regularly liquidate their entire portfolio, so they report unrealized gains to their investors and to the public.
  2. Or maybe your marriage breaks up, and you have to liquidate your assets at today's prices.
  3. The $50 billion bond issue would be spent to liquidate or auction off the remaining 300 or more insolvent savings and loans.


  • Failed Motorcar Parts Units to Liquidate

    Two companies split from Motorcar Parts of America Inc. have filed for bankruptcy, with plans to liquidate.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Business Journal


  1. "This court is representing itself falsely as a court of the international community, whereas it is in fact a court of NATO, whose aim is to liquidate me," said Karadzic, who faces charges relating to the 1995 massacre of 8,000 male Muslims in...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Radovan Karadzic Source: Newsday

  2. "The company is in ongoing negotiations with the remaining lenders, who hold approximately $16 billion in securities, and, if a mutually beneficial agreement is not reached, some of these lenders may also liquidate their securities," Carlyle...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Carlyle Source: Reuters

  3. Asked what would happen if the government cannot find a way to reach a deal on Lehman without public money, Greenspan said, "They have to make a very key decision as to whether or not they allow it to liquidate or they support it. And those are very...
    on Jun 9, 2005 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Chicago Tribune

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