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wreak
used in Oliver Twist

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cause to happen — especially something that is damaging and uncontrollable
  • The girl must know, well, that if she shook him off, she could never be safe from his fury, and that it would be surely wreaked—to the maiming of limbs, or perhaps the loss of life—on the object of her more recent fancy.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (85% in)

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