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LIQUIDATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does liquidate mean? 

LIQUIDATE (verb)
  The verb LIQUIDATE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: LIQUIDATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIQUIDATE (verb)


Sense 1liquidate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

do in; knock off; liquidate; neutralise; neutralize; waste

Context examples:

The mafia liquidated the informer / the double agent was neutralized

Hypernyms (to "liquidate" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to liquidate the prisoners


Sense 2liquidate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eliminate by paying off (debts)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

liquidate; pay off

Hypernyms (to "liquidate" is one way to...):

ante up; pay; pay up (cancel or discharge a debt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "liquidate"):

lift (pay off (a mortgage))

amortise; amortize (liquidate gradually)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3liquidate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert into cash

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "liquidate" is one way to...):

cash; cash in (exchange for cash)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4liquidate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

liquidate a company

Hypernyms (to "liquidate" is one way to...):

settle (dispose of; make a financial settlement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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