What does wreak mean?

Definitions for wreakrik

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wreak.

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"

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

  5. Origin: [OE. wreken to revenge, punish, drive out, AS. wrecan; akin to OFries. wreka, OS. wrekan to punish, D. wreken to avenge, G. rchen, OHG. rehhan, Icel. reka to drive, to take vengeance, Goth. wrikan to persecute, Lith. vargas distress, vargti to suffer distress, L. urgere to drive, urge, Gr. e'i`rgein to shut, Skr. vj to turn away. Cf. Urge, Wreck, Wretch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wreak

    rēk, v.t. to inflict: avenge.—n. Wreak′er.—adjs. Wreak′ful, revengeful: angry; Wreak′less, unpunished. [A.S. wrecan, orig. to drive, and so to punish, avenge; Ice. reka, to drive, pursue, Ger. rächen; conn. with L. urgēre.]

  2. Wreak

    rēk, v.i. (Shak.). Same as Reck.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreak in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Sewell:

    Hackers and cyber criminals could use this to wreak havoc on our privacy and personal safety.

  2. Judge Statom:

    At some point and time he will have to answer for any crimes that he commits, but he doesn’t get to wreak havoc on our community.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We must end their murderous reign and prevent them from not only continuing to wreak havoc, terror and violence in the area where they are operating, but export it.

  4. Dean Koontz:

    Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.

  5. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    The tragic death of this innocent baby is an example of the devastation gun violence can wreak on our communities, these defendants showed utter disregard for human life, and we will be asking that each of them receives the maximum sentence.

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Translations for wreak

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rächen, verursachen, auslassenGerman
  • vengarse, provocar, volcar, inflingirSpanish
  • aiheuttaa, kohdistaa, kurittaaFinnish
  • a [[cauza]], provoca, [[varsa]] nerviiRomanian
  • наносить, причинять, мститьRussian
  • çıkarmak, öç almak, almak, intikam almak, hınç almak, hınç çıkarmakTurkish

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