- 1[intransitive, transitive] liquidate (something) to close a business and sell everything it owns in order to pay debts
- 2[transitive] liquidate something (finance) to sell something in order to get money to liquidate assets
- 3[transitive] liquidate something (finance) to pay a debt
- 4[transitive] liquidate somebody/something to destroy or remove someone or something that causes problems synonym annihilate The government tried to liquidate the rebel movement and failed.
NAmE//ˈlɪkwəˌdeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they liquidate
he / she / it liquidates
past simple liquidated
-ing form liquidating