verb (used with object)
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Origin of wreak
OTHER WORDS FROM wreakwreaker, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wreakwreak , wreck
Example sentences from the Web for wreak
We know the fallout from the pandemic is wreaking havoc on women and their careers.The pandemic is creating an ambition gap among working women|kristenlbellstrom|October 28, 2020|Fortune
Lead poisoning is affecting children on a massive scale, silently wreaking havoc on their health and development, with possibly fatal consequences.Lead poisoning affects 1 in 3 kids worldwide—but it’s not too late to act|jakemeth|October 23, 2020|Fortune
Hacking the transport system or a central bank would wreak havoc and threaten public safety.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed concern over how to pay for the reforms at a time when the pandemic has wreaked havoc on state finances.Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Poor Residents. The Governor Wants Reform.|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|October 14, 2020|ProPublica
The researchers think the stalled movements wreak havoc on how the brain times incoming signals in the frontoparietal cortex, which controls inbound sensory and motor cues.
Earlier that day, officials say, Stone went on a bloody rampage killing six of his kin and wreaking havoc in three small towns.
Brazilians may be famous for their beach bodies, but new wealth is wreaking havoc on their waistlines.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of those drawn to both groups feel passionately that large forces beyond their control are wreaking havoc on their lives.Government Shutdown Melodrama Won’t Matter on Election Day 2016|Stuart Stevens|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wreaking havock by waging ideological warfare is neither the way to win elections nor something our party should desire.
But in fact the gun laws as currently enforced are stunningly lax and are wreaking havoc in Mexico.
It must have been for the purpose of wreaking some injury on Merriwell as he slept.Frank Merriwell's New Comedian|Burt L. Standish
After a while she drew his gaze again, imperiously—herself all unaware of the havoc she was wreaking on his temperament.The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
With her waxing strength her desire of vengeance would grow, and together with it the means of wreaking it.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
To-morrow the whole world would laugh at her, and she was without means of wreaking vengeance.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
Who or what could restrain an infuriated populace from wreaking their vengeance on the traitor?The Daltons, Volume II (of II)|Charles James Lever