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liquidate

verb uk   /ˈlɪk.wɪ.deɪt/ us  

liquidate verb (CLOSE)

[I or T] to cause a business to close, so that its assets can be sold to pay its debts

liquidate verb (KILL)

[T] to kill someone
liquidation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌlɪk.wɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us  
After three years of heavy losses the company went into liquidation with debts totalling £100 million.
Translations of “liquidate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉, 清算,清盤…
in Russian ликвидировать (предприятие)…
in Turkish (iş) tasfiye etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭, 清算,清盘…
in Polish likwidować…
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