God only knows what kind of havoc he would have wreaked had he kept shimmying his way up the political pole.
After all, they say, it was the Northern states that once wreaked havoc and destruction on Louisiana during the Civil War.
The Mexican military counterattacked, and Apaches wreaked bloody vengeance.
The more liberal "wisdom" that is wreaked on Palin with such self-celebration, the more "rogue" she really seems.
In the later stages of the war, the American-made Stinger missile was introduced and wreaked havoc among the Soviet helicopters.
With that smile, the haughty Spirit passed away, and the law's last indignity was wreaked upon a breathless corpse!
I could have wreaked a cruel vengeance upon the body for the sin of the mind.
Vengeance can still be wreaked—forgiveness may still be won.
The curse of Welford's vengeance was on her, and it was wreaked to the last!
It was clear that the malignant fever which accompanies the disease had wreaked its worst on him.
Old English wrecan "avenge," originally "to drive, drive out, punish" (class V strong verb; past tense wræc, past participle wrecen), from Proto-Germanic *wrekanan (cf. Old Saxon wrekan, Old Norse reka, Old Frisian wreka, Middle Dutch wreken "to drive, push, compel, pursue, throw," Old High German rehhan, German rächen "to avenge," Gothic wrikan "to persecute"), from PIE root *werg- "to work, to do" (cf. Lithuanian vergas "distress," vergas "slave;" Old Church Slavonic vragu "enemy;" Latin urgere; see urge (v.)). Meaning "inflict or take vengeance," with on, is recorded from late 15c.; that of "inflict or cause (damage or destruction)" is attested from 1817.