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cru·ci·fy

 (kro͞o′sə-fī′)
tr.v. cru·ci·fied, cru·ci·fy·ing, cru·ci·fies
1. To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross.
2. To mortify or subdue (the flesh).
3. To treat cruelly; torment: crucified the awkward child with teasing.
4. To criticize harshly; pillory: The media crucified the politician for breaking a campaign pledge.

[Middle English crucifien, from Old French crucifier, alteration of Latin crucifīgere : crux, cruc-, cross + fīgere, to attach; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

cru′ci·fi′er n.

crucify

(ˈkruːsɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to put to death by crucifixion
2. slang to defeat, ridicule, etc, totally: the critics crucified his performance.
3. to treat very cruelly; torment
4. to subdue (passion, lust, etc); mortify
[C13: from Old French crucifier, from Late Latin crucifīgere to crucify, to fasten to a cross, from Latin crux cross + fīgere to fasten]
ˈcruciˌfier n

cru•ci•fy

(ˈkru 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.
[1325–75; Middle English crucifien < Anglo-French, Old French crucifier < Latin crucifīgere= Latin cruci-, s. of crux cross + fīgere to fix, bind fast]
cru′ci•fi`er, n.

crucify


Past participle: crucified
Gerund: crucifying

Imperative
crucify
crucify
Present
I crucify
you crucify
he/she/it crucifies
we crucify
you crucify
they crucify
Preterite
I crucified
you crucified
he/she/it crucified
we crucified
you crucified
they crucified
Present Continuous
I am crucifying
you are crucifying
he/she/it is crucifying
we are crucifying
you are crucifying
they are crucifying
Present Perfect
I have crucified
you have crucified
he/she/it has crucified
we have crucified
you have crucified
they have crucified
Past Continuous
I was crucifying
you were crucifying
he/she/it was crucifying
we were crucifying
you were crucifying
they were crucifying
Past Perfect
I had crucified
you had crucified
he/she/it had crucified
we had crucified
you had crucified
they had crucified
Future
I will crucify
you will crucify
he/she/it will crucify
we will crucify
you will crucify
they will crucify
Future Perfect
I will have crucified
you will have crucified
he/she/it will have crucified
we will have crucified
you will have crucified
they will have crucified
Future Continuous
I will be crucifying
you will be crucifying
he/she/it will be crucifying
we will be crucifying
you will be crucifying
they will be crucifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crucifying
you have been crucifying
he/she/it has been crucifying
we have been crucifying
you have been crucifying
they have been crucifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crucifying
you will have been crucifying
he/she/it will have been crucifying
we will have been crucifying
you will have been crucifying
they will have been crucifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crucifying
you had been crucifying
he/she/it had been crucifying
we had been crucifying
you had been crucifying
they had been crucifying
Conditional
I would crucify
you would crucify
he/she/it would crucify
we would crucify
you would crucify
they would crucify
Past Conditional
I would have crucified
you would have crucified
he/she/it would have crucified
we would have crucified
you would have crucified
they would have crucified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crucify - kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified"
execute, put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
2.crucify - treat cruellycrucify - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
madden - drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
hamstring - make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
persecute, oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
3.crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
mortify - practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
4.crucify - criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

crucify

verb
1. execute, put to death, nail to a cross the day that Christ was crucified
2. (Slang) pan (informal), rubbish (informal), ridicule, slag (off) (slang), lampoon, wipe the floor with (informal), tear to pieces She was crucified by the critics for her performance.
3. torture, rack, torment, harrow He had been crucified by guilt ever since his child's death.

crucify

verb
To subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing:
Idiom: put on the rack.
Translations
يَصلِب
křižovatukřižovat
korsfæste
ristiinnaulita
keresztre feszít
krossfesta
krucifiksasnukryžiavimasnukryžiuotasisnukryžiuoti
sist krustā
ukrižovať
çarmıha germek

crucify

[ˈkruːsɪfaɪ] VT
1. (lit) → crucificar
2. (fig) he'll crucify me when he finds out!¡cuando se entere me mata!
the newspapers are crucifying himlos periódicos se están ensañando con él

crucify

[ˈkruːsɪfaɪ] vt
(lit)crucifier, mettre en croix
(fig) (= criticize) → démolir
(fig) (= punish severely) → étriper

crucify

vt
(lit)kreuzigen
(fig inf) play, authorverreißen; personin der Luft zerreißen (inf)
(= mortify) the fleshabtöten

crucify

[ˈkruːsɪˌfaɪ] vtcrocifiggere (fig) (punish) → mettere in croce, fare a pezzi; (criticize, performance, actor) → stroncare
if he catches us he'll crucify us → se ci pesca ci ammazza

crucify

(ˈkruːsifai) verb
to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross. Christ was crucified.
ˈcrucifix (-fiks) noun
a figure of Christ on the cross.
ˌcruciˈfixion (-ˈfikʃən) noun
(a) death on the cross, especially that of Christ.
References in classic literature ?
Why does it always crucify Christ and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?
Why does it always crucify Christ, and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?
They would fain crucify those who devise their own virtue--they hate the lonesome ones.
AN armed masked gang was pictured beside graffiti threatening to crucify Catholics, it has been claimed.
I might even have been among the mob shouting, "Crucify Him, crucify Him.