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English verb: crucify

1. crucify (social) kill by nailing onto a cross


SamplesJesus Christ was crucified.


ExamplesThey want to crucify the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)execute, put to death

2. crucify (emotion) treat cruelly


SamplesThe children tormented the stuttering teacher.


Synonymsbedevil, dun, frustrate, rag, torment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke


Narrower (hyponym)badger, beleaguer, bug, hamstring, madden, oppress, persecute, pester, tease

3. crucify (emotion) hold within limits and control


SamplesSubdue one's appetites.
Mortify the flesh.


Synonymsmortify, subdue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)mortify


Entailabstain, desist, refrain

4. crucify (communication) criticize harshly or violently


SamplesThe press savaged the new President.
The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage.


Synonymsblast, pillory, savage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart









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