Definitions for wreakrik
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc.):
to wreak havoc on the enemy.
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
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
to cause chaos, destruction, harm, etc.
a virus that wreaked havoc on my computer
to reck; to care
to revenge; to avenge
to execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy
revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment