Definition of 'wreak'
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This gave him licence to get forward and wreak havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The day is over when they can stay in our country and wreak havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It will spell war or wreak the havoc of one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But what to do when heels wreak havoc on your lower back? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Though the tent's wreaking havoc with our lawn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)World War Two wreaked havoc on our eating habits. The Sun (2016)They said that hooligans from the city took advantage of the chaos to wreak havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They say that modern mining methods could wreak lasting damage on the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This enabled them to sustain and wind up their anger to wreak the worst vengeance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Who knows if the volcano might once again wreak destruction? THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The visitors have been disrupted by floods that wreaked havoc in the town. The Sun (2016)These most beautiful people have not deserved the terrible destruction being wreaked on them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The big freeze has wreaked more havoc around the country. The Sun (2010)The former depicts a singer aware of the damage wreaked upon his brand by his alter ego. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Profit warnings and project delays have wreaked havoc on the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He warned that high wind speeds could wreak havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The years have wreaked more damage. The Sun (2011)The consultancy is also alarmed by signs that the credit crunch is set to wreak further serious damage through a prolonged lending drought. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And they reckoned he may have been wreaking more havoc in Austria. The Sun (2015)The basic objective is to wreak damage, and those who claim otherwise jeopardise their credibility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A wolf set to wreak vengeance on an ageless enemy. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIt has obvious advantages, not least that it is a way of wreaking political vengeance on bankers and financiers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But ironically when the police did turn out during the London riots they were accused of standing by and letting people wreak havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Buried alive, she returned to wreak vengeance on him.. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If they 2005 got in again, the chaos they would wreak on the economy would ensure that it happened all over again. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'wreak'
British English: wreak VERB
Something or someone that wreaks havoc or destruction causes a great amount of disorder or damage.
Violent storms wreaked havoc on the coast, leaving dozens injured.
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