Definitions of crucify
  1. verb
    kill by nailing onto a cross
    “Jesus Christ was crucified
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    execute, put to death
    kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
  2. verb
    treat cruelly
    synonyms: bedevil, dun, frustrate, rag, torment
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    drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
    make ineffective or powerless
    badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease
    annoy persistently
    oppress, persecute
    cause to suffer
    oust politically
    type of:
    beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
    annoy continually or chronically
  3. verb
    criticize harshly or violently
    “The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage”
    synonyms: blast, pillory, savage
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    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  4. verb
    hold within limits and control
    synonyms: mortify, subdue
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    practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
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    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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