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  • To execute (a person) by nailing to a crucifix.
  • (figurative) To punish or otherwise express extreme anger at.
         Don't get into trouble with the boss - he'll crucify you.
  • (figurative) To be thoroughly beaten (in a sport or game).
         West Ham beat Manchester City five nil - they crucified them!
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cru"ci*fy (-f?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crucified (-f?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crucifying.] [F. crucifier, fr. (assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux, crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucifix.] 1. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet.

They cried, saying, Crucify him, cricify him.
Luke xxiii. 21.

2. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify.

They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.
Gal. v. 24.

3. To vex or torment. Beau. & FL.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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