What does wreak mean?

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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.]

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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of wreak in a Sentence

  1. Willie Rennie:

    You don't get independence on the basis of a crisis. You don't wreak chaos upon chaos.

  2. Bruce Sewell:

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

  3. Tom Buchanan:

    Feral hogs wreak havoc on Oklahoma's farms, ranches and ecosystems, and cost farmers, ranchers and landowners.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for wreak

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  • 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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