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 for Crucifying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crucify \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.
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              They cried, saying, Crucify him, cricify him. --Luke
                                                    xxiii. 21.
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     2. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue
        completely; to mortify.
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              They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh,
              with the affections and lusts.        --Gal. v. 24.
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     3. To vex or torment. --Beau. & FL.
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