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 for crucify
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.
     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified"
      2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
         teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun,
      3: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites";
         "mortify the flesh" [syn: mortify, subdue, crucify]
      4: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new
         President"; "The critics crucified the author for
         plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, blast,
         pillory, crucify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "crucify":
     abuse, afflict, aggrieve, agonize, ail, bedevil, befoul, behead,
     bewitch, bite, blight, bloody, bother, bowstring, browbeat, burn,
     chafe, claw, condemn, convulse, corrupt, curse, cut, damage,
     decapitate, decollate, defenestrate, defile, deprave, despoil,
     destroy, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil,
     do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, electrocute, envenom,
     excruciate, execute, fester, fret, gall, garrote, get into trouble,
     give pain, gnaw, grate, grind, gripe, guillotine, harass, harm,
     harrow, hex, hurt, impair, impale, infect, inflame,
     inflict capital punishment, inflict pain, injure, irritate, jinx,
     kill by inches, lacerate, lancinate, lapidate, macerate, maltreat,
     martyr, martyrize, menace, mistreat, molest, nip, outrage, pain,
     persecute, pierce, pinch, play havoc with, play hob with, poison,
     pollute, prejudice, prick, prolong the agony, punish, put to death,
     put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rip, rub, savage, scarify,
     scathe, shoot, smite, stab, sting, stone, strangle, taint,
     threaten, torment, torture, try, tweak, twist, violate, wound,
     wreak havoc on, wring, wrong

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