Definitions for crucifyˈkru səˌfaɪ

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crucify

    krōō′si-fī, v.t. to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross: to subdue completely: to mortify: to torment:—pa.p. cru′cified.—ns. Crucifī′er, one who crucifies; Cru′cifix, a figure or picture of Christ fixed to the cross; Crucifix′ion, death on the cross, esp. that of Christ.—adjs. Cru′ciform, in the form of a cross; Crucig′erous, bearing a cross. [O. Fr. crucifier—L. crucifigĕre, crucifixumcrux, and figĕre, to fix.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucify in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Carlyle:

    If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    If you want, crucify me, kill me, the price is a distortion ... I think the time has come ... to do it this year. I assume the responsibility and the criticisms.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    At the end of the day, I'm trying to distinguish ourselves from our enemies, they crucify people, they rape women, they sell them into slavery, they will kill people's children before their eyes.

  5. Graziella Blatter-Bianca:

    Everyone wants to crucify him now, and no one wants to accept any more how much good he has done for soccer, especially for the advancement of women on the pitch as well as in the ranks of officialdom.

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