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Definition of crucify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crucify
    he / she / it crucifies
    past simple crucified
    -ing form crucifying
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  1. 1crucify somebody to kill someone as a punishment by fastening them to a wooden cross
  2. 2crucify somebody (informal) to criticize or punish someone very severely The senator was crucified in the press for his handling of the affair.
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