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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See crucify

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      [also: crucified]