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Overview of verb crucify

The verb crucify has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) crucify

(kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified")

2. (1) torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

(treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")

3. mortify, subdue, crucify

(hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")

4. savage, blast, pillory, crucify

(criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage")

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