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    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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