—v.t. 1. to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim. 2. to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages).
3. to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash.
4. to get rid of, esp. by killing: to liquidate the enemies of the regime. 5. to break up or do away with: to liquidate a partnership.
—v.i. to liquidate debts or accounts; go into liquidation.