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 crucify crucify

verb

  • () kill by nailing onto a cross  ( crucify )
    kill by nailing onto a cross
     Jesus Christ was crucified
    Jesus Christ was crucified
  • () treat cruelly  ( bedevil, dun, frustrate, rag, torment, crucify )
    treat cruelly
     The children tormented the stuttering teacher
    The children tormented the stuttering teacher
  • criticize harshly or violently  ( blast, crucify, pillory, savage )
    criticize harshly or violently
     The press savaged the new President
    The press savaged the new President
     The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage
    The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage
  • hold within limits and control  ( crucify, mortify, subdue )
    hold within limits and control
     subdue one's appetites
    subdue one's appetites
     mortify the flesh
    mortify the flesh