crucify

Primary Meanings of crucify

1.
v
kill by nailing onto a cross
2.
v
hold within limits and control
Full Definitions of crucify
1

v kill by nailing onto a cross

“Jesus Christ was crucified
Type of:
execute, put to death
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

v treat cruelly

Synonyms:
bedevil, dun, frustrate, rag, torment
Types:
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madden
drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
hamstring
make ineffective or powerless
badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease
annoy persistently
oppress, persecute
cause to suffer
purge
oust politically
Type of:
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
annoy continually or chronically

v criticize harshly or violently

“The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage”
Synonyms:
blast, pillory, savage
Type of:
criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
2

v hold within limits and control

Synonyms:
mortify, subdue
Types:
mortify
practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Type of:
check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

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