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"liquidate" in British English

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liquidateverb

uk   us   /ˈlɪk.wɪ.deɪt/
  • liquidate verb (CLOSE)

[I or T] to ​cause a ​business to ​close, so that ​its assets can be ​sold to ​payitsdebts
liquidation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌlɪk.wɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/
After three ​years of ​heavylosses the ​company went into liquidation with ​debtstotalling £100 million.
(Definition of liquidate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"liquidate" in American English

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liquidateverb [T]

 us   /ˈlɪk·wɪˌdeɪt/
to ​sellyour investments or ​property to make them ​available in the ​form of ​money: Investors have ​started to liquidate ​theirmutualfunds. Someone who liquidates a ​businesscloses it and ​sells what it ​owns.
liquidation
noun [U]  us   /ˌlɪk·wɪˈdeɪ·ʃən/
The ​company was ​forced into liquidation.
(Definition of liquidate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"liquidate" in Business English

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liquidateverb

uk   us   /ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt/
[I or T] LAW, FINANCE if a ​business liquidates or is liquidated, it is ​closed so that its ​assets can be ​sold to ​pay its ​debts: The only way for ​management to ​returnvalue to ​shareholders in the ​shortterm is to liquidate the ​company and ​return the ​cash. As the ​customer of a ​brokerage that's being liquidated, you should receive a ​warning in the ​mail or see ​notices in the ​newspaper.
[T] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to ​sell something in ​order to get ​cash: She liquidated the ​stock and ​pulled about $10,000 from ​savings to ​pay off her ​debt. In the ​event of a ​reclamation, the Fund may liquidate sufficient ​shares from a shareholder's ​account to ​reimburse the ​government or the ​privatesource.
[T] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to ​pay off a ​debt: They were ​required to liquidate the ​debt within 30 days of the ​datedue.
(Definition of liquidate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “liquidate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭, 清算,清盘…
in Turkish (iş) tasfiye etmek…
in Russian ликвидировать (предприятие)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉, 清算,清盤…
in Polish likwidować…
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