[kroo-suh-fahy] /ˈkru səˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), crucified, crucifying.
to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross.
to treat with gross injustice; persecute; torment; torture.
to subdue (passion, sin, etc.).
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to put to death by crucifixion
(slang) to defeat, ridicule, etc, totally: the critics crucified his performance
to treat very cruelly; torment
to subdue (passion, lust, etc); mortify
c.1300, from Old French crucifer (12c., Modern French crucifier), from Vulgar Latin *crucificare, from Late Latin crucifigere “to fasten to a cross,” from cruci, dative of Latin crux “cross” (see cross (n.)) + figere “fasten” (see fix (v.)). An ancient mode of capital punishment considered especially ignominious by the Romans. Figurative sense of “to torment” is 1620s. Related: Crucified; crucifying.
[kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/ noun, Astronomy. 1. genitive of . [kruhks] /krʌks/ noun, genitive Crucis [kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. . /krʌks/ noun (pl) cruxes, cruces (ˈkruːsiːz) 1. a vital or decisive stage, point, etc (often in the phrase the crux of the matter) 2. a baffling problem or difficulty 3. (mountaineering) the most […]
[kroo-suh-vur-buh-list] /ˌkru səˈvɜr bə lɪst/ noun 1. a designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles. /ˌkruːsɪˈvɜːbəlɪst/ noun 1. a crossword puzzle enthusiast n. “maker of crossword puzzles,” by 1990, coined in English from Latin cruci-, comb. form of crux “cross” (see cross (n.)) + verbum “word” (see verb).
[kruhk] /krʌk/ noun 1. (in old English building) one of a pair of naturally curved timbers forming one of several rigid arched frames supporting the roof of a cottage or farm building. /krʌk/ noun 1. one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building
[kruhd] /krʌd/ noun 1. Slang. 2. Dialect. . 3. Dialect. . verb (used with or without object), crudded, crudding. 4. Dialect. to . /krʌd/ noun 1. a sticky substance, esp when dirty and encrusted 2. an undesirable residue from a process, esp one inside a nuclear reactor 3. something or someone that is worthless, disgusting, […]