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"liquidate" in British English

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liquidateverb

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

[I or T] to cause a business to close, so that its assets can be sold to pay its debts
liquidation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌlɪk.wəˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌlɪk.wəˈdeɪ.ʃən/
After three years of heavy losses the company went into liquidation with debts totalling £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 sell your investments or property to make them available in the form of money: Investors have started to liquidate their mutual funds.
Someone who liquidates a business closes 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   /ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt/ us  
[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 return value to shareholders in the short term 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 private source.
[T] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to pay off a debt: They were required to liquidate the debt within 30 days of the date due.
(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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