from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross.
- transitive v. To mortify or subdue (the flesh).
- transitive v. To treat cruelly; torment: crucified the awkward child with teasing.
- transitive v. To criticize harshly; pillory: The media crucified the politician for breaking a campaign pledge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.
- v. To punish or otherwise express extreme anger at, especially as a scapegoat or target of outrage.
- v. To thoroughly beat at a sport or game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet.
- transitive v. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify.
- transitive v. To vex or torment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put to death by nailing or otherwise affixing to a cross. See crucifixion.
- Figuratively, in Scripture, to subdue; mortify; kill; destroy the power or influence of.
- To vex; torment; excruciate.
- To put or place in the form of a cross; cross.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hold within limits and control
- v. kill by nailing onto a cross
- v. treat cruelly
- v. criticize harshly or violently
The cross is the instrument of death, and to crucify is to kill.
The Portland Observer published a brief piece by Jake Thomas titled "State rep candidate wants to 'crucify' his opponent."
Lincoln pointed out that the Northerners who opposed slavery had to "crucify" their feelings about it to carry on with business as usual.
The word prospegnumi, though translated in our Bibles as "crucify" or
The answer is that no less than four different Greek words are translated in our Bibles as meaning "crucify" or "crucified," and that not one of the four meant "crucify" or "crucified."
Scriptures, upon translating as "crucify" or "crucified" four different words, not one of which referred to anything necessarily in the shape of a cross?
With David's example before us we should "crucify" this sort of "carnal ambition."
Nay, worse -- you are ever ready to cry "crucify" to him who would attempt to counteract this condition -- ever ready to glorify the man and the motion that would fix another rivet in your fetters!
Now why would they do that in tentative fashion, knowing that their book life span is approximately 3 to 9 months before the REAL Historians 'crucify' their attempts at basic Religious History ...
Deal fired back that Handel has engaged in a relentlessly negative campaign and has sought to "crucify" her opponents.