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crucify

crucify

crucify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crucify

Definition
(verb) kill by nailing onto a cross
Example Sentence
  • Jesus Christ was crucified

Definition
(verb) treat cruelly
Synonyms : bedevil , dun , frustrate , rag , torment
Example Sentence
  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Definition
(verb) hold within limits and control
Synonyms : mortify , subdue
Example Sentence
  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

Definition
(verb) criticize harshly or violently
Synonyms : blast , pillory , savage
Example Sentence
  • The press savaged the new President
  • The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage

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