Examples of crucify in a Sentence
They crucified her in the newspapers for having an affair.
Recent Examples of crucify from the Web
Supposedly built on top of the spot where Jesus Christ was crucified and three days later rose from the dead, the domed cathedral is the holiest site in Christendom.
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Origin and Etymology of crucify
Middle English crucifien, from Anglo-French crucifier, from Late Latin crucifigere
First Known Use: 14th century
CRUCIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crucify for English Language Learners
: to kill (someone) by nailing or tying his or her hands and feet to a cross
: to criticize (someone or something) very harshly
CRUCIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of crucify for Students
1 : to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross
2 : to treat cruelly or harshly Dishonest judges were crucified in the newspapers.
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