Meaning of crucify

cru•ci•fy

Pronunciation: (kr'su-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross.
  2. to treat with gross injustice; persecute; torment; torture.
  3. to subdue (passion, sin, etc.).
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