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Definition cause to happen — especially something that is damaging and uncontrollable
  • wreak havoc
  • Tonight Sam Westing would wreak his revenge unless she could prevent it.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • wreak = work (or cause to happen)
  • The folk he'd made were evil, they'd gone all wrong, they were wreaking havoc in the world.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • wreaking = causing to happen
  • From his grave Westing would stalk his enemy, and through his heirs he would wreak his revenge.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • wreak = cause to happen — especially something that is damaging and uncontrollable
  • Nemesis wanted him to wreak vengeance on Gaea?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • "A sneeze can wreak havoc on the fringe," said Tweedy knowingly.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Saint Dane promised to wreak havoc with all the territories in his quest to rule Halla.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • In 1988, Hurricane Gilberto wreaked havoc upon this city.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • "My Queen," said the dark-haired woman, "refers to your so-called blue fever that has wreaked such havoc on your citizens.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I mean, do you know the chaos this is wreaking on my family?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was capable of wreaking unimaginable havoc unless it could be controlled.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • I have some Greek heroes to wreak vengeance upon!
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • This was his home, and his dreams of Bangkok were wreaking havoc here.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • That you'd strap on your gun and ride out to wreak vengeance on the man who killed your family?"
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I didn't yet appreciate its terrible finality or the havoc it could wreak on those who'd entrusted the deceased with their hearts.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Each day I vowed to wreak vengeance upon them, see them through some terrible circumstance I'd contrived, or else await the hand of fate.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It was the drought, started in 1998, in its second year now, that was wreaking havoc everywhere.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He thinks he uses us to wreak his revenge upon the Emperor.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Kicking at the sand at Bower's Point, Marcus knew he should be enjoying the havoc he'd wreaked the previous evening.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • O, how my heart abhors To hear him nam'd,—and cannot come to him,— To wreak the love I bore my cousin Tybalt Upon his body that hath slaughter'd him!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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