crucify crucify  /ˈkru sə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) kill by nailing onto a cross
  2. (v) treat cruelly
  3. (v) hold within limits and control
  4. (v) criticize harshly or violently

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  • And when they did start to crucify us, well, I'm no Jesus Christ, and I didn't have to turn the other cheek.


  • Interpreting Isn't Kennedy's Skill

    THERE are times I dread bringing out the nails and wood to crucify an artist, which makes this a truly dark day at the office. There is no nicer man than Brian Kennedy. Though we've never sat down for a formal chat, we have rubbed shoulders at various Irish events over the years.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. "I came to San Francisco, and I found another father, Bill Walsh," Rice said. "He was always there for me, when I was dropping balls, doing everything, when the media were trying to crucify him, 'Why did you go draft this small college player...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Jerry Rice Source: ESPN

  2. "We have won 15 games of footy so we are not going to crucify ourselves over one game of footy," Clarkson said. "Richmond, in my view, hunted the footy, had a lot more to play for than what we did early in the game and it showed on the...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Alastair Clarkson Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "I know there will be some [reporters] back home who will crucify us and put tons of dirt on us, but those people don't know anything about hockey," Ovechkin told the Russian media. "Don't judge our team by one game. We are still strong. :...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Alex Ovechkin Source:

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