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Definition 1: criticize harshly or violently - [verb of communication]

Samples where crucify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for crucify in the sense of this definition

(crucify is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: treat cruelly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where crucify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Synonyms for crucify in the sense of this definition

(crucify is a kind of ...) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of crucify ) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves

(... is a kind of crucify ) make ineffective or powerless

"The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"

(... is a kind of crucify ) annoy persistently

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

(... is a kind of crucify ) cause to suffer

"Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries"

Definition 3: hold within limits and control - [verb of emotion]

Samples where crucify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

Synonyms for crucify in the sense of this definition

(crucify is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of crucify ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(crucify implies ...) choose not to consume

"I abstain from alcohol"

Samples where crucify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jesus Christ was crucified

(crucify is a kind of ...) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

"In some states, criminals are executed"

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