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Meaning of CRUCIFY

Pronunciation:  'kroosu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  2. [v]  treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
  3. [v]  kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified"
 

CRUCIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bedevil, dun, frustrate, pillory, rag, savage, torment
 
 See Also: badger, beleaguer, beset, bug, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, criticise, criticize, execute, hamstring, harass, harry, hassle, madden, molest, oppress, persecute, pester, pick apart, plague, provoke, put to death, tease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cru"ci*fy\ (-f?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crucified}
(-f?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crucifying}.] [F. crucifier, fr.
(assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux,
crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being
changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L.
facere to do, make. See {Cross}, and {Fix}, and cf.
{Crucifix}.]
1. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands
   and feet to a cross or gibbet.

         They cried, saying, Crucify him, cricify him. --Luke
                                               xxiii. 21.

2. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue
   completely; to mortify.

         They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh,
         with the affections and lusts.        --Gal. v. 24.

3. To vex or torment. --Beau. & FL.

 
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