Associations to the word «Crucify»


CRUCIFY, verb. To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.
CRUCIFY, verb. To punish or otherwise express extreme anger at, especially as a scapegoat or target of outrage.
CRUCIFY, verb. (informal) To thoroughly beat at a sport or game.

Dictionary definition

CRUCIFY, verb. Kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified".
CRUCIFY, verb. Treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher".
CRUCIFY, verb. Hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh".
CRUCIFY, verb. Criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca