Definitions for (verb) crucify

Main entry: crucify, blast, pillory, savage

Definition: criticize harshly or violently

Usage: The press savaged the new President; The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage


Main entry: crucify, subdue, mortify

Definition: hold within limits and control

Usage: subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh


Main entry: rag, frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

Definition: treat cruelly

Usage: The children tormented the stuttering teacher


Main entry: crucify

Definition: kill by nailing onto a cross

Usage: Jesus Christ was crucified