Definitions for crucifyˈkru səˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cru•ci•fyˈkru səˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross.

  2. to persecute or torment.

  3. to subdue or repress (passion, sin, etc.).

  4. to punish or criticize severely.

Origin of crucify:

1325–75; ME crucifien < AF, OF crucifier < L crucifīgere= L cruci-, s. of cruxcross+fīgere to fix, bind fast


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crucify(verb)

    kill by nailing onto a cross

    "Jesus Christ was crucified"

  2. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

  3. mortify, subdue, crucify(verb)

    hold within limits and control

    "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

  4. savage, blast, pillory, crucify(verb)

    criticize harshly or violently

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


  1. crucify(Verb)

    To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.

  2. Origin: crucefier, from crucifigo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crucify(verb)

    to fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet

  2. Crucify(verb)

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

  3. Crucify(verb)

    to vex or torment


  1. Crucify

    "Crucify" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the fifth single from her debut studio album Little Earthquakes. It was released on May 12, 1992 by Atlantic Records in North America and on June 8 by EastWest Records in the UK.

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to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross

Christ was crucified.

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