1. [ verb ] get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
Synonyms: knock_off do_in neutralise neutralize waste

"The mafia liquidated the informer" "the double agent was neutralized"

Related terms: kill elimination
2. [ verb ] settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off

"liquidate a company"

Related terms: settle
3. [ verb ] (business) convert into cash

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

Related terms: cash
4. [ verb ] eliminate by paying off; as of debts
Synonyms: pay_off
Related terms: pay_up lift amortize liquidation
Similar spelling:   liquidator