“I have hard evidence that NATO tried to liquidate me,” he told the court on one occasion.
As workers went on strike and the company threatened to liquidate, Hostess was essentially crippled.
When a business runs into this sort of problem, we know what to do: liquidate and sell off the non-performing assets.
He emerged undiscovered but mosquito-mauled three days later, determined to liquidate High Times—presumably to cover his loses.
It is not enough to liquidate the most brutal forms of power and tell people they are now free.
These people hope I shall make arrangements to liquidate the debt in the course of the next fourteen days.
Where did you obtain the money that you applied to liquidate, or partially to liquidate, your debts?
The thing they all most fear is that some one will "start a run on the bank," force it to liquidate, and everyone will lose.
Which the same being the case, I invite all to come forward and liquidate.
With an indomitable will he determined to liquidate that debt, and how well he succeeded need not be told.
1570s, "to reduce to order, to set out clearly" (of accounts), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare "to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify," from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Sense of "clear away" (a debt) first recorded 1755. The meaning "wipe out, kill" is from 1924, possibly from Russian likvidirovat. Related: Liquidated; liquidating.
[1924+; based on Russian likvidirovat, ''liquidate, wind up'']