Definitions for wreakrik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc.):

    to wreak havoc on the enemy.

  2. to carry out the promptings of (one's rage, ill humor, etc.), as on a victim or object:

    to wreak one's anger on subordinates.

Origin of wreak:

bef. 900; ME wreken, OE wrecan to avenge, c. OS wrekan, OHG rehhan, ON reka to drive, avenge, Go wrikan to persecute


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bring, work, play, wreak, make for(verb)

    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wreak(verb)rik

    to cause chaos, destruction, harm, etc.

    a virus that wreaked havoc on my computer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wreak(verb)

    to reck; to care

  2. Wreak(verb)

    to revenge; to avenge

  3. Wreak(verb)

    to execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy

  4. Wreak(verb)

    revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment


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