Cru·ci·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crucified p. pr. & vb. n. Crucifying.]
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.
v 1: kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified"
2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, dun, frustrate]
3: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new
President"; "The critics crucified the author for
plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, pillory]