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liquidate

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Definition to convert into cash
  • I liquidated my holdings.
  • I had asked my father to sell out, liquidate his business, and leave.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • liquidate = to convert into cash
  • He buys unprofitable firms and liquidates them. Often he finds firms whose real estate is worth more than their cost.
  • I guess you could say that we had successfully "liquidated" the bomb.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Will Hodge Jr's trip to Chicago was a total waste: Kleppmann's man was just ahead of him, as usual, and had liquidated his stocks that very morning.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It would be necessary to make inquiries, to look into mortgages, and see if there were any occasion for a sale by auction or a liquidation.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Authors will be liquidated.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Let me live onward; you shall find that, though slower, the progress of my character will liquidate all these debts without injustice to higher claims.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • There could be no doubt that a new phase of its liquidation had begun.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The liquidation of Austria.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Then, in March 1943, the Nazis liquidated the entire ghetto.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "True, it may be necessary, initially, to liquidate opponents of the revolution," Ludovico admitted.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I made a fool of myself with him once tonight and I am perfectly willing to liquidate him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • At one point Derwent boasted that he could liquidate completely and realize the price of a three-year-old Chevrolet.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • While good citizens of Athens were being liquidated right and left, Socrates—so far as we know—did or said nothing to stop the violence.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • There needs only to be added the observation that history's greatest liquidator of Jews, the thick-witted Heinrich Himmler, was a chicken farmer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Liquidated assets as it were.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Although he was convinced at that time of the urgency of liquidating the Conservative regime, the plot horrified him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • A whole personality had been liquidated without a trace in a technologically faultless act that has defined our relationship ever since.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The American Japanese were interned as we were in Canada, and sent off to concentration camps, but their property wasn't liquidated as ours was.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan

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