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