They crucified many people over the course of centuries.
Jesus Christ was crucified, but not by the Jews.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The children crucified the stuttering teacher.
I love the President like a brother, but he's crucifying me.
The press crucified the new President.
The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4
NOTE: Relates to religious mortification. It does not mean 'kill.'
We must crucify our worldly desires.
We must crucify the flesh if the soul is to live eternally.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3