HyperDic: crucify

English > 4 senses of the word crucify:
VERBsocialcrucifykill by nailing onto a cross
emotioncrucify, torment, rag, bedevil, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
emotioncrucify, mortify, subduehold within limits and control
communicationcrucify, savage, blast, pillorycriticize harshly or violently
crucify > pronunciation
Soundskruw'sahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > crucify: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningkill by nailing onto a cross.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to crucify the prisoners
Broaderexecute, put to deathkill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
Spanishcrucificar
Catalancrucificar
Nounscrucifixrepresentation of the cross on which Jesus died
crucifixionthe act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world
English > crucify: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningtreat cruelly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymstorment, rag, bedevil, dun, frustrate
Narrowerhamstringmake ineffective or powerless
maddenDrive up the wall
persecute, oppressCause to suffer
tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerannoy persistently
Broaderharass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
Spanishatormentar, frustrar, martirizar, torturar
Catalanfrustrar, martiritzar, torturar, turmentar
Nounscrucifixionthe infliction of extremely painful / painful punishment or suffering
English > crucify: 4 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaninghold within limits and control.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmortify, subdue
Entailsabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
NarrowermortifyPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
Spanishcontener, dominar
English > crucify: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningcriticize harshly or violently.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymssavage, blast, pillory
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanisharremeter contra, crucificar, masacrar, tratar salvajemente

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