liquidar
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liquidar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cancel)
a. to settle
Ana dice que ha liquidado todas sus deudas pero yo no he recibido ningún pago suyo.Ana says that she has settled all her debts but I haven't received any payment yet.
b. to pay off
Cuando liquides la deuda que tienes conmigo por fin volveré a tener dinero en el banco.When you pay off the debt you owe me I'll finally have money in the bank again.
c. to clear
Jaime quiere liquidar todas sus deudas pero aún no tiene dinero suficiente.Jaime wants to clear all his debts but he still doesn't have enough money.
d. to pay
El departamento de contabilidad no ha liquidado los pagos de este mes aún.The accounting department hasn't paid this month's wages yet.
2. (commerce)
a. to liquidate (assets, company)
No han liquidado la empresa, pero va a suspender temporalmente la producción.The company has not been liquidated, but is temporarily to cease production.
b. to wind up
Adoro mi negocio pero lo tendré que liquidar si sigue generando pérdidas.I love my business but I'll have to wind it up if it keeps making a loss.
3. (to dispose of)
a. to sell off
En esa tienda están liquidando las existencias porque van a cerrar.They're selling off stock at that store because they're closing.
b. to sell up
Tras su bancarrota, liquidaron todos sus bienes.After the bankruptcy, all his property was sold up.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kill)
a. to bump off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hay que liquidar a ese ñato antes de que nos delate a la policía.We need to bump that guy off before he squeals on us to the police.
b. to liquidate
Trotsky se seguía oponiendo a Stalin, así que éste dio la orden de liquidarlo.Trotsky continued to oppose Stalin, so he gave the order to liquidate him.
5. (to spend)
a. to go through
Los tres hermanos liquidaron el premio de la lotería en menos de un año.The three brothers went through the lottery prize money in less than a year.
b. to blow
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Juan liquidó la herencia de su madre comprándose un piso.Juan blew his inheritance from his mother buying a new apartment.
6. (to dismiss)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to pay off
Samuel invirtió el dinero que ganó cuando le liquidaron en su anterior trabajo.Samuel invested the money he received when he was paid off from his previous job.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to sort out)
a. to deal with
Hace meses que entra agua por el techo. Quiero liquidar de una vez este asunto.The roof has been leaking for months. I want to deal with this issue once and for all.
b. to settle
María liquidó la discusión tomando la decisión de dejar la relación.Maria settled the argument by deciding to break off the relationship.
liquidarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to spend money)
a. to blow
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Miguel se liquidó todo el dinero que tenía en una consola de videojuegos carísima.Miguel blew all his money on a very expensive games console.
9. (to consume)
a. to polish off
Cuando tengo ansiedad, soy capaz de liquidarme todo lo que haya en la heladera.When I'm feeling worried I can polish off everything in the fridge.
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liquidar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pagar; deuda, préstamo)
a. to settle
2. (hipoteca)
a. to redeem
3. (rebajar)
a. to sell off
liquidar existenciasto have a stock clearance sale
4. (negocio, sociedad)
a. to liquidate, to wind up
5. (malgastar)
a. to throw away
6. (colloquial)
a. to settle
y con esto hemos liquidado el tema segundothat's the second subject seen to o dealt with
7. (colloquial)
a. to liquidate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (colloquial)
a. to polish off
9. (dinero)
a. to blow
se liquidó la botella él solitohe polished off the bottle by himself
nos liquidamos el premio en dos semanaswe blew the prize money in two weeks
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liquidar
transitive verb
1 [+cuenta] to settle; [+empresa, negocio] to wind up; liquidate; [+deuda] to settle; pay off, clear; [+existencias] to sell off; sell up
2 [+asunto, problema] to deal with
ya hemos liquidado la cuestión we've dealt with that issue now; le pides perdón y asunto liquidado just say you are sorry and that'll be the end of it
3 (gastar) to go through (familiar); blow (familiar)
ha liquidado en un mes todos sus ahorros she went through o blew all her savings in one month
4 (matar) to bump off (familiar)
5 (Política) (eliminar) to liquidate
6 (Latinoamérica) (destrozar) to destroy; ruin
7 (México) [+obreros] to pay off
8 (Química) to liquefy
pronominal verb
liquidarse
1 (gastarse) to blow (familiar)
se han liquidado todos sus ahorros they have blown all their savings
2 (Química) to liquefy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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