Definitions for wreakrik

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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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. David Cameron:

    I'm a Christian. If someone says something offensive about Jesus, I might find that offensive. But in a free society, I don't have a right to sort of wreak my vengeance on them, in a free society, there is a right to cause offense about someone's religion.

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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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