crucify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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crucifyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkruː.sɪ.faɪ/
to ​kill someone by ​tying or ​fastening them with ​nails to a ​cross and ​leaving them there to ​die informal to ​severelypunish or ​damage someone or something: He's going to crucify me when he ​finds out what I've done!
(Definition of crucify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crucifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈkru·səˌfɑɪ/
to ​kill someone by ​tying or ​nailing the ​person to a cross To crucify is also to ​criticize someone or something ​severely: The ​media have a ​tendency to crucify ​organizations that ​try to do things ​differently.
(Definition of crucify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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